ABOUT

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 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, and The Society of Authors Foundation' and K Blundell Trust. 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. 


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

Author photo: Jonathan Ring