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Soniah Kamal

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Soniah Kamal is an award winning essayist and fiction writer. Her novel 'Unmarriageable' is a retelling of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice and is set in Pakistan. Soniah Kamal’s debut novel, An Isolated Incident, was a finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, the KLF French Fiction Prize and an Amazon Rising Star pick. Soniah's TEDx talk, “Redreaming Your Dream,” is about regrets and second chances. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, Catapult, The Normal School, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Missing Slate, BuzzFeed, The James Dickey Review, Scroll.in and Literary Hub, and has been widely anthologized.

Soniah’s short story “Fossils”, judged by Claudia Rankine, won the Agnes S
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Unmarriageable

3.83 avg rating — 1,046 ratings — published 2019 — 9 editions
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An Isolated Incident

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You need to rethink food in your novel, an American editor once told me. Would my Pakistani-American family really be eating so much pizza? Food being one of the easiest ways to familiarize or de-familiarize a culture, the message I got was that while white Americans eat as much pizza as they want, Pakistani-Americans eat something else, preferably something more interesting and spicy, like piz... Read more of this blog post »
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"Got my hands on an ARC of this book because the author Soniah is in my local Jane Austen group. I loved it!!! It was so engrossing, I read it in basically 2 sittings. I can never replicate the feeling of reading P&P for the first time as a 13-..." Read more of this review »
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I'd love to share my review here, but it is an assigned book and the review will be copyrighted. However, I can not recommend this book highly enough. If you love Pride & Prejudice you will love this re..." Read more of this review »
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"I'm so fortunate to have been an early reader of this book. It's unputdownable! It has the same warmth as Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women', but also the astute social observations and acerbic bite as Jane Austen's novels. Soniah Kamal draws the..." Read more of this review »
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