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Soman Chainani (born in Miami, Florida) is an 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.

Soman's first novel, The School for Good and Evil, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List, has been translated into 24 languages across 6 continents, and will soon be a film from Universal Pictures, for which Soman is writing the screenplay with Malia Scotch Marmo.

His other two books in the School for Good and Evil series -- A World Without Princes and The Last Ever After—both debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List as well. To date, all three books in the series have been on the print and extended New York Times Bestseller List for more than 30 weeks.

BibliographyEdit

The School for Good and EvilEdit

  • The School for Good and Evil (2013)
  • A World Without Princes (2014)
  • The Last Ever After (2015)
  • The School for Good and Evil: The Ever Never Handbook (companion)

AwardsEdit

The School for Good and EvilEdit

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • ABA Indie List Bestseller
  • Waterstone's Children's Book Prize for Best *Fiction for 5-12 (2014, nominee for The School for Good and Evil)
  • A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013
  • A Books-a-Million Best Book of 2013
  • Entertainment Weekly PopWatch Pick
  • Children's Choice Reading List Selection

Goodreads Choice Semifinalist (Best Children's Book)

  • IndieNext Pick

A World Without PrincesEdit

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • ABA Indie List Bestseller
  • Goodreads Choice Finalist (Best Children's Book)

The Last Ever AfterEdit

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • ABA Indie List Bestseller
  • A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2015
  • Goodreads Choice Runner-Up (Best Children's Book)

FilmographyEdit

Short FilmsEdit

  • Davy and Stu (2006)
  • Kali Ma (2007)

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