Soman Chainani is an Indian-American writer and filmmaker, known for his children's book trilogy The School for Good and Evil. He attended Harvard University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English & American Literature. After graduation he went on to attend Columbia University, where he participated in their MFA Film Program.
School for Good and Evil
- The School for Good and Evil (2013)
- A World Without Princes (2014)
- third volume expected 2015
- Love Marriage (2006)
- Davy and Stu (2006, as director and editor)
- Kali Ma (2007, as director and writer)
- Love Marriage (TBA)
- Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for outstanding scholarly work or research (2001, won)
- Rosebud Award for Best Short Film at the Verzaubert - International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (2007, won for Kali Ma)
- Audience Award for Best Short Film at New Fest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival (2007, won for Kali Ma)
- Waterstone's Children's Book Prize for Best Fiction for 5-12 (2014, nominee for The School for Good and Evil)
- "Soman Chainani hits jackpot with novel ‘School for Good and Evil’". Miami Herald. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- Sadarangani, Anil. "'We're ready for a desi gay love story'". Times of India. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- Metallidis, Effie-Michelle. "'The characters drive your story'". The National. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- GANESAN, SHARMILLA. "Teller of tales". The Star. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- Bhattacharyya, Anirudh. "Lessons in good and evil". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- "San Diego Film Festival 2008: short films". UCLA. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- "Out of the closet". Hindustan Times (subscription required). June 26, 2006. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- "Hoopes Prize winners named". Harvard Gazette. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- "DISPATCH FROM NY | Riley" Wins NewFest Prize; "Save Me" Closes Event While Eyeing U.S. Release". IndieWire. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- "Chris O'Dowd's wife and actress Emerald Fennell up for Children's Book Prize". Express. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- Official website
- Soman Chainani at the Internet Movie Database
- Princess Not So Charming at Harvard Magazine
- Soman Chainani at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Soman Chainani at Library of Congress Authorities, with 2 catalog records