“[Sonal Kohli] has a way of absorbing the reader in her world, and also revealing very delicately how that world is surprising, unexpected, and in flux” says Amit Chaudhuri on Sonal Kohli’s debut novel, The House Next to the Factory, which has just been published by HarperCollins India.
From the publisher’s website: “Set largely in Delhi between 1980 and 2010, the nine interlinked stories in The House Next to the Factory follow Kavya and her post-Partition immigrant family, their servants, tutors, cousins and lovers, their loneliness, aspirations and small-scale ambitions.
“Delicate and finely textured, Sonal Kohli’s extraordinary debut lays bare the complexities of class and culture, even as it evokes the loves and triumphs, the pull of incongruous desires and the tragedies of everyday life.”
It’s great to see Sonal’s storytelling talent reaching more readers and we wish her huge success with the book.
Sonal Kohli’s story, The Outing was shortlisted for the 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize and published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 12 by Tangent Books and available here: https://www.tangentbooks.co.uk/shop/bristol-short-story-prize-anthology-volume-12