Barefoot Bookseller - Soneva Jani

Prior to becoming one of the Barefoot Booksellers for 2020, Alice was a book publicist for Penguin Random House UK, running campaigns for a huge range of fiction and non-fiction books and authors.


She grew up in Bradford, West Yorkshire before studying for her Journalism degree at Northumbria University, Newcastle. Following the completion of her degree, she moved to London in 2016 where she began working for Penguin Random House.



Barefoot Bookseller - Soneva Fushi

Before coming to the Maldives, Aislinn worked with HarperCollins. Prior to that, she studied for her MA in Dublin City University and worked as a bookseller for Waterstones where she specialised in General Fiction, Crime and Young Adult.


Her primary passion for literature comes from her own time spent as a writer, and writing is just one of the many things she looks forward to working on with guests during her time at the resort.