The kick-off tour for THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL will begin on May 13th and take Soman to a slew of major cities, including: Philadelphia, Richmond, Miami, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and London. Public events will be listed on the News page, so come get your hardcover signed, as well as enjoy an interactive presentation, including contests, giveaways, and surprise guests!
Harvard Magazine profiles Soman and the evolution of THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL in its May-June issue. Writer Susan Hodara notes: “[Chainani] doesn’t wish to coddle his readers. ‘Maybe my secret goal,’ he says, ‘is to scare the pink princess out of a lot of little girls.’” For the full article, click here.
Entertainment Weekly has your first look at the video trailer for THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, along with the book’s synopsis, a peek at it’s upcoming release, and some tidbits on the movie. To have your first look at the epic fantasy, which lands May 14th, click here.
Bestselling and award-winning authors have weighed in on THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL — including Gregory Maguire (Wicked), RL Stine (Goosebumps), Ann Martin (The Babysitters Club), David Magee (Academy-Award winning screenwriter of The Life of Pi), Torr Seidler (Mean Margaret), and Maria Tatar (The Classic Fairy Tales). Check out what they have to say on the BOOKS page.
Soman has received the prestigious Sun Valley Writer’s Fellowship, given by the famed literary festival that takes place each August. Two to four young writers of exceptional promise are chosen each year to be part of this year’s event, which includes authors like Tom Brokaw, Walter Isaacson, Mark Salzman, and Abraham Verghese. For more info on the SVWC, visit www.svwc.com.
"Invention in overdrive, indulging in a gnarly smackdown of folklore conventions, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL is a comedic education by a writer primed to shoot to the head of the class."
"Wow. From the very first sentence, you know you’re entering a thrilling world of strange fantasy... A wild and dangerous fairy tale ride. I loved this book."
"Chainani takes the racing energy of Roald Dahl’s language and combines it with the existential intensity of J.K. Rowling’s plots to create his own universe, inhabited by characters we grow to love. THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL uses the sorcery of words and the poetry of friendship to startle, enchant, and keep us turning its pages."