Soman Chainani’s first two novels, The School for Good and Evil and The School for Good and Evil: A World without Princes, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. The series has been translated into languages across six continents and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Studios.
As a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University’s MFA film program, Soman has made films that have played at over 150 festivals around the world, and his writing awards include honors from Big Bear Lake, New Draft, the CAPE Foundation, the Shasha Grant, and the Sun Valley Writers’ Fellowship.
When he’s not telling stories, Soman is a diehard tennis player who never lost a first-round match for ten years . . . until he started writing The School for Good and Evil. Now he loses all the time.