ABOUT

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Hello, this is Sonia Faleiro. I'm a writer in London. My most recent book is The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing (2021), which is published by 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. The Good Girls was named a book of the year by NPR.


My earlier non-fiction book was 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. Long ago I wrote a novella called The Girl. 


My writing has received support from the Pulitzer Centre, The Investigative Fund, and The Society of Authors Foundation' and K Blundell Trust. I'm a Royal Literary Fund Fellow 2022. 


My work  appears in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Harper's, Granta, 1843, The California Sunday Magazine, and MIT Technology Review. 


When I'm not writing I work on a couple of side projects, notably the literary mentorship program South Asia Speaks, which I created in 2021 to encourage and support early career writers in South Asia. I also 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. I'm the co-founder of  Deca, a global cooperative of award-winning journalists.


I am represented by The Wylie Agency and Anonymous Content.

Author photo: Jonathan Ring