• A Financial Times Readers’ Best Book
  • Book All Georgians Should Read Award
  • People Magazine Pick
  • Library Reads Pick
  • Townsend Prize for Fiction Finalist
  • Georgia Author of the Year in Literary Fiction Nominee
  • A thought provoking, page turning
    ” NPR
  • Townsend Prize for Fiction Finalist
  • KLF Fiction Prize Finalist
  • Amazon Rising Star pick
  • “A wonderful novel, riveting and deeply engaging.” Khaled Hosseini
  • “Powerful and harrowing. An accomplished debut.” Journal of Commonwealth Literature

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Soniah Kamal


Soniah Kamal is an award winning novelist, essayist and public speaker. Her most recent novel, Unmarriageable: Pride & Prejudice in Pakistan, is a Financial Times Readers’ Best Book of 2019, a 2019 ‘Books All Georgians Should Read,’ a 2020 Georgia Author of the Year for Literary Fiction nominee, is shortlisted for the 2020 Townsend Award for Fiction, is a New York Public Library, a NPR Code Switch 2019 Summer Read Pick and People’s Magazine pick. Her debut novel, An Isolated Incident, was a finalist for the Townsend Award for Fiction and the KLF French Fiction Prize. Soniah’s TEDx talk is about second chances and ‘We are the Ink’, her address at a U.S. Citizenship Oath Ceremony, talks about immigrants and the real American Dreams. Soniah’s work has appeared in critically acclaimed anthologies and publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Buzzfeed and more. Soniah grew up in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and England and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Twitter & instagram: @soniahkamal

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