Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
Manreet Sodhi Someshwar trained as an engineer, graduated from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and worked in marketing, advertising and consulting, before writing snuck up on her. An award-winning writer and copy writer, she is a popular blogger as well. India Today (South Asia’s largest-selling weekly) called her debut novel, Earning the Laundry Stripes, “an enjoyable tale of a sassy girl’s headlong race up the corporate ladder.” Her second novel, The Long Walk Home, garnered critical acclaim — legendary poet-lyricist Gulzar called it “a narrative of pain that knows no borders.” Celebrated writer-historian Khushwant Singh hailed Manreet as “a gifted writer of great promise, a new star rising on the literary horizon.” Her third and fourth novels, The Taj Conspiracy, and The Hunt for Kohinoor are books one and two of a thriller trilogy, and have been bestsellers in India. Her fifth novel, The Radiance of a Thousand Suns, is forthcoming from HarperCollins India. Manreet and her work have been featured at literary festivals in Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, the South China Morning Post and several Indian publications. Born and raised in India, she is currently based in NYC where she is pursuing MFA in Creative Writing at City College. Manreet is the winner of the prestigious Jerome Lowell DeJur award in creative writing.