Natasha Ngan is part young-adult author, part yoga-teacher, part habitual nap-taker. She grew up between Malaysia and the UK, speaking Chinese with her mother mainly as a way to talk about people without them understanding. She studied Geography at the University of Cambridge and later worked as a fashion blogger, social media consultant and freelance writer.

Natasha recently moved to Paris, where she likes to imagine she drifts stylishly from brasserie to brasserie, notepad in one hand and wineglass in the other. In reality she mostly spends her time lost on the metro and offending locals with her French.

She is represented by Taylor Haggerty at Root Literary. Her YA novels THE ELITES and THE MEMORY KEEPERS are out now from Hot Key Books, and GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE will be published in October 2018 by Jimmy Patterson/Little Brown (US) and Hodder & Stoughton (UK). Head on over to the Books page for more info!

Natasha is also co-owner of fashion, travel and lifestyle blog Girl in the Lens.


Favourite food: Sushi, my mum’s Chinese cooking, and Patrick Roger chocolate

Favourite drink: Tea and gin (not together)

Favourite songs: Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac, Romeo & Juliet by Dire Straits and Soldier On by The Temper Trap

Favourite movies: Spirited Away, About Time, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, What We Do in the Shadows

Favourite season: Summer 

Favourite YA/MG books: Anything by Laini Taylor, Mortal Engines series by Philip Reeve, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, Sabriel series by Garth Nix, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, Lockwood & Co series by Jonathan Stroud, The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell, Nation by Terry Pratchett

Favourite adult books: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Atonement by Ian McEwan, One Day by David Nichols, The Explorer by James Smythe, Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood


Nice to meet you!