SONIA FALEIRO

 

ABOUT

Sonia Faleiro is a London-based journalist and the author of two books, most recently Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars. She is the co-founder of Deca, a global cooperative of award-winning journalists. Her writing appears in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Harper's, Granta, 1843, The California Sunday Magazine, and MIT Technology Review

Her new book, The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing will be published by Grove Atlantic in the US, Bloomsbury in the UK, Penguin India and Knopf Canada in January 2021.

 

SELECTED NEW WRITING


Britain's Ethnic Minorities are being left for Dead

The New York Times

Boris Johnson’s Coronavirus Lies Are Killing Britons

The Intercept 

What the world can learn from Kerala about how to fight covid-19

MIT Technology Review

In the ring with India’s most powerful woman

1843


To Live and Die in Mumbai

The California Sunday Magazine

The Long Rescue 

Harper's

 

THE GOOD GIRLS: AN ORDINARY KILLING

Non-fiction, 2021

"A masterly and agenda-setting inquest into how the deaths of two teenage girls shone a light into the darkest corners of a nation."


Grove Atlantic/Bloomsbury/Penguin India/Knopf Canada/Czarne

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BEAUTIFUL THING: INSIDE THE SECRET WORLD OF BOMBAY'S DANCE BARS

Non-fiction, 2010

“[An] intimate and valuable book of literary reportage that will break your heart several times over." The New York Times

Book of the Year: The Sunday Times, The Economist, CNN, The San Francisco Chronicle, Kirkus, The Observer, The Guardian, and NPR

Grove Atlantic/Canongate/Penguin India/Black Inc/Actes Sud/Lind & Co/Nieu Amsterdam

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Hindi

Marathi

French

Swedish

Dutch

13 MEN

Non-fiction, Kindle Single, 2015

"A memorable portrait of a community in turmoil": The Guardian

Interview with NPR's All Things Considered

Interview with Columbia Journalism Review

Deca (English)/Actes Sud (French)

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THE GIRL

Fiction, Penguin India, 2006

’In the tradition of Elizabeth Smart’s cult classic By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, The Girl makes romantic suffering something of epic proportions."

India Today

'A classic. Beautiful lyricism, poetic passages and evocative descriptions of Goa.'

Deccan Herald


'A lyrical first novel rich with dark visual imagery.'

India Today


'The girl has wisdom, tenderness, and a sort of agelessness that sets it apart from contemporary fiction in India.'

Far Eastern Economic Review

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