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Sonali Chanchani

AL Major

Sonali Chanchani began her career in publishing at Kaya, an independent press dedicated to publishing authors from the Asian diaspora. In 2015, she joined Folio Literary Management, where she represents character-driven upmarket and literary fiction with a strong, distinctive voice. In particular, she’s drawn to smart women’s fiction; quirky, heartfelt family stories; nuanced psychological mysteries; and rich, atmospheric historical projects with a touch of magical realism. On the nonfiction side, she’s interested in narratives and collections that illuminate some aspect of our society or culture — especially reported narratives in the areas of race, class, gender, and politics. She is a member of the Association of American Literary Agents, where she serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.