An interview with Soman Chainani

Soman Chainani is a bit of an unusual guest for Grimdark Magazine. He is mainly known for the series The School for Good and Evil, a long-running middle grade fantasy series, which has sold more than 3 million copies, been translated into 30 languages across 6 continents, and will be a major motion picture from Netflix in 2022. He is now back with Beasts & Beauty, a highly illustrated collection of dark fairy tales and we had the opportunity to talk to him about retellings, fairy tales and his new book.

[GdM] What inspired you to write a collection of re-written fairy tales?