3.5 Sonia Faleiro: What Really Happened To ‘The Good Girls’? Uncovering A High Profile Crime Story
Tara and Michelle talk to Sonia Faleiro about how she investigated the death of 2 teen girls in UP for her latest narrative nonfiction bestseller, ‘The Good Girls’.
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Sonia talks about what made her choose this particular case and how she 5 years writing about it! She shares interesting anecdotes about how she was able to get the villagers to share their stories by actively listening and asking questions that no one had asked them before. Michelle was deeply moved by Sonia’s concern for the girls. Tara is fascinated by how she wrote the book like a who-done-it!
How does she deal with the dangers of investigative journalism? Why does she choose narrative nonfiction? And what does she do to unwind? Tune in to find out!
Narrative Nonfiction Book Recommendations:
- Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
- American Fire by Monica Hesse
Sonia Faleiro is an award-winning writer and the author of three previous books. Her previous book Beautiful Thing was selected as an Observer, Economist, Guardian, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, Time Out, NPR and Kirkus Book of the Year. Her writing and photographs have appeared in the New York Times, Financial Times, Guardian and Granta. In 2011 Faleiro was awarded the Karmaveer Puraskaar for Social Justice 'for drawing attention to India's most vulnerable'. Faleiro is a co-founder of Deca, a global journalism cooperative that creates long-form stories to read on mobile devices. She lives in London.
Find her book here: https://www.amazon.in/Good-Girls-Ordinary-Killing/dp/080215820X
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