Beautiful Thing by Sonia Faleiro | Black Inc.

Beautiful Thing: Portrait of a Bombay Bar Dancer

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Awards for Beautiful Thing

The Sunday Times Travel Book of the Year, 2011

GuardianObserver, and Economist Best Book of the Year, 2011

About the author

Sonia Faleiro

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 …

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Praise for Beautiful Thing

‘Faleiro’s sharp observational prose and novelistic characterisation makes this a gripping read, as well as an enlightening one’ —Big Issue


‘I sat and read it in two sittings, transfixed. Sparkly as a sequin, sharp as a knife, Beautiful Thing is extraordinary.’ —Kate Holden

‘[An] intimate and valuable book of literary reportage.' —New York Times


‘A small masterpiece of observation and intimate reportage.’ —William Dalrymple


‘An engaging, colourful story’ —Herald Sun


‘A magnificent book.’ —Kiran Desai