Soman Chainani's debut series, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, has sold more than 1.5 million copies, been translated into 25 languages across 6 continents, and will soon be a film from Universal Pictures, with Soman co-writing the screenplay.
Together, the three books in the series -- THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL, A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES, and THE LAST EVER AFTER -- have been on the print and extended New York Times Bestseller Lists for more than 30 weeks.
A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University's MFA Film Program, Soman began his career as a screenwriter and director, with his films playing at over 150 film festivals around the world. He was recently named to the Out100 and has received the $100,000 Shasha Grant and the Sun Valley Writer's Fellowship, both for debut writers.
When he isn't writing, Soman is an avid tennis player and Crossfitter.
He lives in New York City.
Soman appeared as a guest on THE TIM FERRISS SHOW, often the #1 podcast in the country with over 100 million downloads. He discussed THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL books and movie as well as his creative process. Listen to it here: http://tim.blog/2017/02/08/soman-chainani-the-school-for-good-and-evil/
Soman announces there will be a Book #4 in THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL series, called QUESTS FOR GLORY. Watch the video announcement here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnv6kiua-Xs
Soman's Youtube channel, EVER NEVER TV, celebrates its one year anniversary. EVER NEVER TV is a weekly show dedicated to all things Good and Evil, with a focus on books, fandom, and pop culture. Watch all 55 episodes now at https://www.youtube.com/evernevertv
USA Today reveals the exclusive trailer for THE EVER NEVER HANDBOOK, the next book in THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL. Watch it here.
HarperCollins announces the release date for THE EVER NEVER HANDBOOK, the next book in THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL. Preorder the book here: The School for Good and Evil: The Ever Never Handbook
Barnes & Noble announces that THE LAST EVER AFTER is one of its top 10 bestselling books of 2015 -- children's or adult. See the full story here: Trending This Year: Barnes & Noble Booksellers Announce Best Books of 2015
THE LAST EVER AFTER propels the SGE series to #3 on the New York Times Bestseller List for childrens' and teen series. For more Press information, visit: https://schoolforgoodandevil.com/press/
MTV reveals the magical new trailer for THE LAST EVER AFTER.
See it here.
Rick Riordan, author of the PERCY JACKSON series, says of THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL: "Reimagines the world of fairy tales and will make you question who is good and who is evil... Loved it."
A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES has been nominated for Best Kids Book of 2014 by Goodreads. Readers can vote for it here.
A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES lands on the New York Times Bestseller List in its first week, making it the second straight book in THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL series to debut on the coveted list.
Entertainment Weekly reveals the astonishing new trailer for A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES, the second book of THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL.
THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL has been nominated for the Waterstones’ Children Prize, which honors the best in children’s fiction in the United Kingdom.
THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL has been named to Barnes & Noble’s Best of 2013.
It’s official! As reported by Deadline Hollywood, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL will be a major studio movie from Universal Pictures.
Latest Tweets from @SomanChainani
|NTTX Book Festival
Soman will join a legion of other popular authors for his third straight year at the North Texas Teen Book Festival at the Irving Convention Center.
|Virginia Festival of Books
10am: Soman will be in conversation with Meg Medina and Ellen Oh to promote the short-story anthology FLYING LESSONS
Santa Monica, CA
Soman will return to YALLWest for another year of books, scandal, and sun in Santa Monica in Southern Cal -- this time with a sneak peek at Book 4: QUESTS FOR GLORY!
|Calvalcade Authors West
Soman will make his first appearance at this writers' workshop, where he'll be teaching a class on the "Dark Side of Fantasy"
MTV ‘Brink of Fame’ Filmmaker (Nominee, NewNowNext Awards)
FMI Fellowship (Best Director, Columbia University Film School)
Golden Eagle Prize
CINE Grand Jury Award (Best Filmmaker)
Arch Brown Foundation Grant
Abu Dhabi Shasha Grant
The School for Good and Evil
New York Times Bestseller
Indie List Bestseller
Indie Next Pick
Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013
Books a Million Best Book of 2013
Waterstones Prize Nominee 2014
Winner, Shasha Grant
Winner, Arch Brown Foundation Grant
Winner, NewDraft International Screenplay Prize
Winner, MEIFF Screenplay Prize
Official Selection, Film Independent Fast Track
Official Selection, IFP Market (Emerging Narratives)
Official Selection, Berlinale Talent Campus
Official Selection, IFFI Goa Film Bazaar
Official Selection, CBS Directing Initiative
Runner-Up, CAPE Foundation Prize
Runner-Up, Big Bear Screenwriting Prize
Finalist, Sundance Screenwriting & Directing Labs
Finalist, Vail Screenwriting Festival
Finalist, Expo 6 Screenwriting Prize
Finalist, International Iris Prize
Winner, Rosebud Grand Prix
Winner, Winnipeg Int’l Short Script Competition
Winner, NewFest Audience Award (Best Short)
Winner, Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival (Best Short)
Winner, Philadelphia International LGBT Film Festival (Audience Award)
Winner, ImageOut Audience Award, Best Short Film
Winner, Long Island LGBT International Film Festival (Audience Award)
Finalist, Roy W. Dean Grant
Finalist, Gimme Credit Short Script Competition
Finalist, American Gem Short Script Competition
Finalist, Iris Prize
Davy and Stu
Winner, CINE Golden Eagle Prize
Winner, Hamptons Intl Film Festival
Winner, CINE Grand Jury Prize
Winner, Rhode Island Intl Film Festival
Finalist, Iris Prize
Finalist, Action/Cut Short Film Competition
Finalist. Provincetown Intl Film Festival
Finalist, Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
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Universal Studios will release the big-screen adaptation of THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL, produced by the makers of Alice in Wonderland, Snow White & The Huntsman, Ella Enchanted, and Oz: The Great and Powerful.
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