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Sonali Chanchani 32

An agent with Folio Literary Management (see other agents at this agency).

About

I began my career in publishing with an internship at Kaya, an independent press dedicated to publishing authors from the Asian diaspora. I joined Folio in 2015, where I work closely alongside Claudia Cross and Frank Weimann on a range of fiction and nonfiction projects. I’m also actively building my own list. For me, books have always been a way into the world — a chance to experience a new perspective, whether in a far off time and place or just around the corner from me. I’ve always loved stories that lift me up and take me somewhere new — or turn me around and reframe the world I know. Across the board, I’m a fierce advocate of authors from marginalized communities and keen to represent a diversity of voices.

Country

United States

Fiction Open

In fiction, I’m looking for character-driven literary fiction and upmarket women’s fiction with a strong, distinctive voice. I’m particularly interested in smart, funny novels about identity and coming of age, braided narratives of friendship and/or family, nuanced psychological suspense, and elevated crime fiction. Across the board, I love books that center female voices and blend emotional depth with sharp, witty insights. I also gravitate towards lyrical, atmospheric stories with tension simmering beneath the surface. In general, I have a soft spot for small towns, quirky characters, historical settings, magical realism, and elements of folklore or mythology.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralSubgenres: Fabulism, Historical, Magic Realism, Women's Fiction.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerSubgenre: Psychological.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
Novel Novel
Submissions:
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Nonfiction Open

In nonfiction, I’m looking for narratives and collections that illuminate some aspect of our society or culture with an eye towards social justice. I’m especially interested in reported narratives that advance our current conversations about race, class, gender, and politics.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir, Psychology, Society/Culture, Sociology.
Types/Lengths:
Nonfiction Collection Nonfiction Collection
Book Book
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
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Dates

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2021
Last Checked: 27 Jan 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 26 Oct 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 11 May 2018

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