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Soman Chainani

Soman Chainani

Author of The School for Good and Evil series

Bio: Chainani Soman is a graduate of the MFA Film Program at Columbia University, and the recipient of the school’s top prize, the FMI Fellowship for Writing and Directing. His short films, DAVY & STU and KALI MA, have played over 150 international film festivals, won over 30 jury and audience awards, and racked up over 1,000,000 YouTube hits. Before joining the Columbia University film program, Chainani graduated Harvard University summa cum laude, with a degree in English & American Literature. While at Harvard, he focused on fairy tales and wrote his thesis on why evil women make such irresistible fairy-tale villains, winning the Thomas Hoopes Prize and Briggs Prize for his work. 

The School for Good and Evil is Chainani's first series and the first book in the series will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Studios, produced by Joe Roth and Jane Startz. When he’s not telling stories or teaching in New York City, Soman is a die-hard 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.
Soman's Twitter@SomanChainani
Teacher's Guide: The School for Good and Evil Discussion Guide

Earlier Event: November 3
Brittany Cavallaro
Later Event: November 3
Sona Charaipotra