Soniah Kamal

Soniah Kamal (Atlanta, Georgia)


Soniah Kamal is an award winning novelist, essayist, public speaker and a lifetime member of JASNA. Her novel, Unmarriageable: Pride & Prejudice in Pakistan is featured on PBS Books, Publishers Weekly hails it a ‘must read for devout Austenites’ and Shelf Awareness has said that ‘ If Jane Austen lived in modern-day Pakistan, this is the version of Pride and Prejudice she might have written‘.  Accolades for Unmarriageable include a  Financial Times Readers’ Best Book of 2019, a People’s Magazine pick, an NPR Code Switch and New York Public Library 2019 Summer Read Pick,  a Library Reads pick, a 2019 ‘Books All  Georgians Should Read,’ a 2020 Georgia Author of the Year for Literary Fiction nominee, is shortlisted for the 2020 Townsend Award for Fiction, and more. Soniah’s novel An Isolated Incident was a finalist for the Townsend Award for Fiction and the KLF French Fiction Prize and an Amazon Rising Star pick. Soniah’s work has appeared in critically acclaimed anthologies and publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, TEDX stage, The Georgia Review, The Bitter Southerner, Catapult and more. 

She is on Twitter and Instagram @soniahkamal