Meet the Author: Sonia Faleiro, Beautiful Thing


Come meet award-winning journalist and writer Sonia Faleiro as she presents her first work of nonfiction. Beautiful Thing is based on five years of research in the secretive world of Bombay's dance bars, and offers a rare firsthand glimpse into the city's notorious sex industry. It was a 2011 Guardian, Economist, and Observer Book of the Year; Time Out Subcontinental Book of the Year, and The Sunday Times UK Travel Book of the Year. Following its US release last month, the New York Times hailed Beautiful Thing as "an intimate and valuable piece of reportage [...] that will break your heart many times over."

Sonia Faleiro was born in Goa, studied in Edinburgh, worked in Bombay, and lives in San Francisco. She is the author of a book of fiction, The Girl (Viking, 2006) and a contributor to numerous anthologies including AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India (Random House, 2008).

Learn more about Sonia's work at

Event information: 510-642-3608

Please note that parking in not always easily available in Berkeley. Take public transportation, if possible, or arrive early to secure your spot.

Event Details

Tue 01 May 2012
12 - 2 p.m.
Stephens Hall, 10 (CSAS Conf. Room), UC Berkeley
Free admission.
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