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Sonia Faleiro is an award-winning reporter and writer. She is the author of a book of fiction, The Girl (Viking, 2006) and a contributor to numerous anthologies including AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India (Random House, 2008).

Beautiful Thing is her first work of non-fiction and is based on five years of research in the secretive world of Bombay's dance bars. Critics in India hailed Beautiful Thing as 'a brilliant, unforgettable book by a writer who is one of the best of her generation'. The Sunday Times called it ‘a tour de force of reportage, whose depth, insight and resonance make it the equal of the best fiction’ while The Observer praised it as a ‘brilliant investigative foray into the dance bars of Bombay.

Beautiful Thing is available in the Indian Subcontinent, Australia and New Zealand, the UK and the Netherlands, and is forthcoming in the US (March 2012, Grove) as well as in translation in several Indian and European languages.

It is an Observer, Guardian, and Economist Book of the Year, Time Out Subcontinental Book of the Year, and The Sunday Times Travel Book of the Year, 2011.

Sonia was born in Goa, studied in Edinburgh, worked in Bombay, and now lives in San Francisco.
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