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Jane Austen & Company Presents Food, Family, and Identity with Sonali Dev and Soniah Kamal, June 4th

Join us for a very special online Jane Austen and Company event, as we sit down with two of our favorite authors. Sonali Dev (author of Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors and Recipe for Persuasion) and Soniah Kamal (author of Unmarriageable) will discuss their novels, Jane Austen, and the role of food and family in Austen's work and adaptations. A Q&A will follow.

This online event will take place over Zoom on June 4th at 7 pm EST.

To register and receive the Zoom link for this event, please fill out the form here. Please note that spots are limited and are first-come-first serve.

USA Today Bestselling author Sonali Dev writes Bollywood-style love stories that let her explore issues faced by women around the world while still indulging her faith in a happily ever after.

Sonali’s novels have been on Library Journal, NPR, Washington Post, and Kirkus’s Best Books of the year lists. She has won the American Library Association’s award for best romance, the RT Reviewer Choice Award for best contemporary  romance, multiple RT Seals of Excellence, is a RITA® finalist, and has been listed for the Dublin Literary award. Shelf Awareness calls her “Not only one of the best but one of the bravest romance novelists working today.” She lives in Chicagoland with her very patient and often amused husband and two teens who demand both patience and humor, and the world’s most perfect dog. Find more at

Soniah Kamal is an award winning novelist, essayist and public speaker. Her recent novel, Unmarriageable, is a Financial Times Readers’ Best Book of 2019, a 2019 Book All Georgians Should Read, and shortlisted for the 2020 Townsend Prize for Fiction. Her debut novel, An Isolated Incident, was a finalist for the KLF French Fiction Prize and the Townsend Prize for Fiction. Soniah’s TEDx talk is about second chances and ‘We are the Ink’, her  U.S. Citizenship Oath Ceremony address, is about  immigrants and the American Dream. Her work is in the New York Times, Guardian, Buzzfeed, Catapult, Normal School, Georgia Review and more.  twitter&instagram: @soniahkamal


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