Singapore Writers Festival: Bridgerton author Julia Quinn defends romance
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Nov 7, 2021
“We tend to elevate art that does not model and celebrate happiness,” says Julia. “If you look at what wins the Oscar awards, it’s the dramas, it’s the tragedies. We also tend to minimise the importance of things that are defined or perceived as feminine.
“So you have romance novels, which are written primarily by women, primarily for women, edited primarily by women. They’re about emotions, which humans tend to think of as feminine, and so we tend to belittle that and say that’s not important, but of course it is.”