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Soman Chainani is a screenwriter, director, and New York Times best-selling author. His debut series The School for Good and Evil has sold more than 3 million copies. It as been translated into 30 different languages and its global reach is about to expand even further, with a Netflix movie in the works for 2022, starring Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington. Soman’s book Beasts & Beauty will drop on September 28, 2021.
As a gay Indian American, LGBTQ representation has played a large role in Soman’s work as an author. In addition to being a successful writer, Soman is a very avid reader himself. Recently, he shared his roundup of must-read LGBTQ+ with E! News. Keep on scrolling to find out which books have made a lasting impression on him and why he recommends them for your next read.