Sonia Faleiro is an award-winning writer. She is the author of a book of fiction, The Girl (2006) and one book of non-fiction, Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars (2010).
The New York Times hailed Beautiful Thing as 'an intimate and valuable piece of reportage that will break your heart several times over.' The book was an Economist, Guardian, San Francisco Chronicle, and Observer Book of the Year, CNN's Mumbai Book of the Year and a Time Out Subcontinental Book of the Year. It was The Sunday Times Travel Book of the Year 2011 and one of NPR's Five Best Travel Memoirs of 2012.
Beautiful Thing has been published worldwide and translated into several languages including Hindi, French, Polish, Swedish and Dutch.
Sonia's writing appears in The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic, the San Francisco Chronicle, and elsewhere.
She divides her time between San Francisco and India.