SONIA FALEIRO

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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."

REVIEWS

Wall Street Journal: "A riveting, sometimes astonishing work of forensic journalism."

Publisher's Weekly: "True crime buffs will be fascinated."

Kirkus: "A modern day Rashomon."

Publishers Weekly's true crime to watch for in 2021

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Vogue's most anticipated books of 2021


Grove Atlantic/Bloomsbury/Penguin Random House India/Penguin Random House Canada/Czarne

Audiobook available from Penguin Random House Audio and Bloomsbury

At Bloomsbury, ​Hetty Touquet leads publicity for The Good Girls

hetty.touquet@bloomsbury.com

For publicity queries in the US please email Justina Batchelor

JBatchelor@groveatlantic.com 

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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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ABOUT

Sonia Faleiro is the author of  Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars, which was named a book of the year by the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, Economist, NPR and Time Out, and a novella, The Girl. Her writing has received support from the Pulitzer Centre and The Investigative Fund, and 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 Random House India and Penguin Random House Canada in January/February 2021.


Sonia is the founder of the literary mentorship program South Asia Speaks, and the co-founder of  Deca, a global cooperative of award-winning journalists.


She lives in London and is represented by The Wylie Agency.

 
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Author photo by Jonathan Ring, 2020

 

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