Recent News

Entertainment Weekly Reveals Book 2 Trailer!

March 18, 2014

Entertainment Weekly reveals the astonishing new trailer for A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES, the second book of THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL. See it here, along with a short Q&A about the making of the trailer, the movie, and Book 2 secrets.

SGE Nominated for the Waterstones’ Prize

February 13, 2014

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 award is supported by Waterstones, one of the largest retailers in the UK. The three category winners will be announced on 3 April, and then go head-to-head for the […]

SGE Named to B&N’s Best of 2013

November 10, 2013

THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL has been named to Barnes & Noble’s Best of 2013. You can see the book in the ‘Best of 2013′ in-store displays at any of B&N’s nationwide stores. In addition, Barnes & Noble is currently preselling Book 2, entitled A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES, online at significant discounts. The book […]

SGE Continues Bestseller Run

August 6, 2013

THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL continues its epic bestseller run, with 5 weeks in the New York Times Bestseller List top fifteen and 11 weeks on the ABA National Indie Bestseller List. In addition, the book has been bought by subsidiary publishers on 6 continents and is now on sale or soon to be […]

Universal Buys The School for Good & Evil

May 24, 2013

It’s official! THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL will be a major studio movie. As reported by Deadline Hollywood:

After a spirited auction, Universal Pictures has won the property in a seven-figure deal for book and scriptwriting fees. It’s the first title in a novel trilogy by Soman Chainani that will be published in the U.S. by HarperCollins on May 14 and in the U.K. on June 6.

Read the full article here.

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"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."

Gregory Maguire, Author of WICKED

"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."

R.L. Stine, Author of GOOSEBUMPS

"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."

Maria Tatar, Author of THE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES