Sonia Faleiro is an award-winning reporter and writer. She is the author of a book of fiction, The Girl, and a contributor to several anthologies. Beautiful Thing is her first full-length work of non-fiction. It was Time Out’s Subcontinental Book of the Year, and CNN’s Mumbai Book of the Year 2010. Sonia was born in Goa, studied in Edinburgh, worked in Bombay, and lives in San Francisco.