Soman Chainani is an American writer and filmmaker, known for his children's book series The School for Good and Evil, his first novel, The School for Good and Evil, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List and has been translated into 24 languages across 6 continents.
Recent episodes featuring Soman Chainani
Ep 181: Soman Chainani
First Draft with Sarah Enni
Soman Chainani, New York Times bestselling author of the SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL series, including the most recent A CRYSTAL OF TIME (out today!) talks about the insidiousness of triumphant good, how tutoring taught him discipline, and the epic battle of Serena Williams versus Maria Sharapova.   Soman Chainani Show Notes The Ramona series by Beverly Cleary Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice Renee Ahdieh, author of The Wrath & the Dawn series and Flame in the Mist (listen to her First Draft podcast here) 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James Twilight by Stephenie Meyer Cinderella Ate me Daughter by Peggy Orenstein Soman’s appearance on the Tim Ferriss podcast Maria Sharapova Serena Williams Tiger Woods Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo (listen to her First Draft interviews here and here) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green The Fault in Our Stars (movie) Becky Albertalli, author of SIMON VERSUS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA (listen to her First Draft interview here) Love, Simon (movie) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (movie) To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (movie)
#220: Soman Chainani — The School for Good and Evil
The Tim Ferriss Show
Soman Chainani (@SomanChainani) is a detailed planner, filmmaker, and New York Times best selling author. Soman's debut fiction series, The School for Good and Evil, has sold more than a million copies, has been translated into more than twenty languages across six continents, and will soon be a film from Universal Pictures. A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University's MFA Film Program, Soman began his career as a screenwriter and director, with his films playing at over 150 film festivals around the world. He was recently named to the Out100 and has received the $100,000 Shasha Grant and the Sun Valley Writer's Fellowship, both for debut writers. Special thanks to mutual friend Brian Koppelman for making the introduction! Grab a notebook, pay attention, and please enjoy my conversation with Soman Chainani! Show notes and links for this episode can be found at This podcast is brought to you by TrunkClub. I hate shopping with a passion. And honestly, I'm not good at it, which means I end up looking like I'm colorblind or homeless. Enter TrunkClub, which provides you with your own personal stylist and makes it easier than ever to shop for clothes that look great on your body. Just go to and answer a few questions, and then you'll be sent a trunk full of awesome clothes. They base this on your sizes, preferences, etc. To get started, check it out at This podcast is also brought to you by Audible. I have used Audible for years, and I love audiobooks. I have two to recommend: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Vagabonding by Rolf Potts All you need to do to get your free 30-day Audible trial is go to Choose one of the above books, or choose any of the endless options they offer. That could be a book, a newspaper, a magazine, or even a class. It's that easy. Go to and get started today. Enjoy.  
New York Times Best-Seller: Soman Chainani
How To Live a BeachLifestyle!
  Today on the BeachLifestyle Radio Show, Host Neil Haley The Total Tutor interviews New York Times Best-Selling Author Soman Chainani! Soman Chainani’s first novel, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List, has been on ABA’s National Indie Bestseller List for 12 weeks, has been translated into languages across six continents, and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Studios, produced by Joe Roth (SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, OZ THE GREAT & POWERFUL) and Jane Startz (TUCK EVERLASTING, ELLA ENCHANTED).
Author2Author with Soman Chainani
Bill welcomes debut novelist, screenwriter and filmmaker Soman Chainani to the show. Bill and Soman will talk about his highly anticipated novel "The School for Good and Evil," as well the books we all write and the lives we all lead. Don't miss it!
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