Sonia Faleiro is the author of The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing (2021), now available from Grove Atlantic, Bloomsbury UK, Penguin Random House India and Penguin Random House Canada. The New York Times said, The Good Girls is transfixing." A second review in the paper called it "gorgeous." The Wall Street Journal called The Good Girls a "riveting, sometimes astonishing work of forensic journalism." And The Financial Times described it as "a gripping real life mystery."
Translations are forthcoming in Italian, French and Polish.
Sonia is also 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, The Investigative Fund, The Society of Authors Foundation' and K Blundell Trust, and The Royal Literary Fund. Her work appears in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Harper's, Granta, 1843, The California Sunday Magazine, and MIT Technology Review.
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. In April 2021, she created Artists for India, an author-led initiative to raise funds for India during the covid crisis. The initiative raised over $26,000/£18,000 for Mission Oxygen, a non-profit in India.
She lives in London and is represented by The Wylie Agency and Anonymous Content.
Author photo: Jonathan Ring