Sonali Dev

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General Information

Name: Sonali Dev

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: in India






Illinois Connection

Dev lives in Naperville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sonali Dev is an award-winning author. Her first literary work was a play about mistaken identities performed at her neighborhood Diwali extravaganza in Mumbai. She was eight years old. Despite this early success, Sonali spent the next few decades getting degrees in architecture and written communication, migrating across the globe, and starting a family while writing for magazines and websites. She was also one of many contributors to the book, Scribbling Women and the Real-Life Romance Heroes Who Love Them.

Published Works

  • A Bollywood Affair, Kensington, 2015
  • The Bollywood Bride, Kensington, 2015
  • A Change of Heart, Kensington, 2016
  • A Distant Heart, Kensington, 2017

Titles at Your Library

A Bollywood Affair

ISBN: 1496707877
Release Date: 2016-07-26

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The Bollywood Bride

ISBN: 1617730157
Release Date: 2015-09-29

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A Change of Heart

ISBN: 1496705742
Release Date: 2016-09-27

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A Distant Heart

ISBN: 1496705769
Release Date: 2017-12-26

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Literary Awards

The Bollywood Affair

  • NPR, Best Books, 2014
  • Library Journal, Best Books, 2014

The Bollywood Bride

  • Best Books of the Year, NPR, 2015
  • Best Books of the Year, Kirkus, 2015
  • Best Books, Washington Post, 2015
  • Fall Reading Selection, Amazon
  • Best Romances of the Month, Goodreads
  • International Dublin Literary Award Longlist
  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

A Change of Heart

  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
  • Starred Review, Booklist
  • Starred Review, Kirkus
  • Top Pick, RT Reviews

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

  • For media and speaking inquiries contact the author's publicist - Dana Kaye.

External Links

Sonali Dev on WorldCat


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