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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Romance



Illinois Connection

Dev lives in Naperville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sonali Dev is an award-winning author. Her first literary work was a play about mistaken identities performed at her neighborhood Diwali extravaganza in Mumbai. She was eight years old. Despite this early success, Sonali spent the next few decades getting degrees in architecture and written communication, migrating across the globe, and starting a family while writing for magazines and websites. She was also one of many contributors to the book, ''Scribbling Women and the Real-Life Romance Heroes Who Love Them.''

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- '''''The Bollywood Affair''''' -- *NPR, Best Books, 2014 *Library Journal, Best Books, 2014


-- '''''The Bollywood Bride''''' -- *Best Books of the Year, NPR, 2015

-- *Best Books of the Year, Kirkus, 2015

-- *Best Books, Washington Post, 2015

-- *Fall Reading Selection, Amazon

-- *Best Romances of the Month, Goodreads

-- *International Dublin Literary Award Longlist

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017


-- '''''A Change of Heart''''' -- *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

-- *Starred Review, Booklist

-- *Starred Review, Kirkus

-- *Top Pick, RT Reviews