Salil Desai is an author and film-maker. The Murder of Sonia Raikkonen is his fourth book and the second one in the Inspector Saralkar Mystery series. He has penned two more crime novels, Killing Ashish Karve and Murder on a Side Street, as well as a collection of short stories, Lost Libido and Other Gulp Fiction.
His writing has been praised by well-known Indian authors Shashi Tharoor, Shobhaa De, and Saaz Aggarwal, while his books have received good reviews in The Hindu, The Pioneer, DNA, First City, The Tribune, Afternoon Despatch and Courier, etc.
An alumnus of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), his dramatized training videos are much appreciated in the corporate world, while his short films Making Amends and to Khayega Kya have been screened at various film festivals. Salil also conducts workshops in creative writing and film making for aspiring authors at British Library and leading educational institutions.
Over 400 articles, travelogues, and features written by him have appeared in The Times of India, Indian Express, DNA, The Tribune, Reader's Digest, etc. He lives with his wife and two sons in Pune.
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