5th June 2013
In Jordan Levin's comprehensive feature on both Soman and THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL, she tracks the history of the project, its sale to Universal, and the evolution of the themes that went into the first book of the trilogy. Read the full article here.
27th May 2013
Day 9-11: West Coast Swing (SF, LA) Schools Visited: 8 Total Audience: 2500 Where I am right now: Noshing on sour green plums on an open-air terrace at my friend’s house in Brentwood What’s on my iPod: “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift The tour is finally over and as sleep-deprived […]
23rd May 2013
It's official! THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL will be a major studio movie. As reported by Deadline Hollywood:
After a spirited auction, Universal Pictures has won the property in a seven-figure deal for book and scriptwriting fees. It’s the first title in a novel trilogy by Soman Chainani that will be published in the U.S. by HarperCollins on May 14 and in the U.K. on June 6. The trilogy tells the story of ordinary boys and girls who are kidnapped from their homes and sent to The School for Good and Evil, where they are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains, princesses and witches.Read the full article here.
23rd May 2013
Huge news! THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL explodes onto the New York Times Best Seller list at #7 in its first week of release—a rare feat for a first-time author and a first book in a series. In addition, SGE has landed high on the even more difficult Indie Bestseller List for the week of June 2, reflecting sales at independent bookstores around the country.