Soniah Kamal

Soniah Kamal is an award winning novelist, essayist and public speaker. ‘Fossils’, judged by Claudia Rankine, won the 2017 Agnes Scott Festival Award for Fiction. Soniah’s most recent novel, Unmarriageable: Pride & Prejudice in Pakistan (Penguin Random House USA), has received starred reviews and is a Financial Times Reader’s Best Book of 2019, a People’s Magazine pick, an NPR Code Switch Summer Read Pick, a 2019 ‘Books All Georgians Should Read,’ a 2020 Georgia Author of the Year for Literary Fiction nominee and is shortlisted for the 2020 Townsend Award for Fiction and more. Her debut novel, An Isolated Incident, was a finalist for the Townsend Award for Fiction and the KLF French Fiction Prize. Soniah has delivered numerous keynotes at Writers Conferences as well as ‘We are the Ink’, at a U.S. Citizenship Oath Ceremony, and she was the keynote at the 2020 Jane Austen Festival. Her essays and short stories have appeared in critically acclaimed anthologies and publications including The New York Times, The Georgia Review, The Bitter Southerner, Catapult, The Normal School, VIDA, The Guardian, Apartment Therapy and more. Soniah received the Paul Bowles Fiction Fellowship from Georgia State University and she has taught creative writing at Emory University, Oglethorpe University and teaches at the MFA program at Reinhardt University. She on Twitter and Instagram @soniahkamal