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Natasha Ngan

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Natasha Ngan is a writer and yoga teacher. She grew up between Malaysia, where the Chinese side of her family is from, and the UK. This multicultural upbringing continues to influence her writing, and she is passionate about bringing diverse stories to teens. Natasha studied Geography at the University of Cambridge before working as a social media consultant and fashion blogger.

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

She is represented by Taylor Haggerty at Root Literary. Her YA novels THE ELITES and THE MEMORY KEEPERS are out n
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Natasha Ngan Hi Roxanne :)

Thank you so much! I'm so happy you love my writing! I am writing more books - I have just finished the first book in the start of an…more
Hi Roxanne :)

Thank you so much! I'm so happy you love my writing! I am writing more books - I have just finished the first book in the start of an oriental fantasy series, so fingers crossed I have news of a book deal sometime soon! x(less)
Natasha Ngan Thank you Roxanne! I'm so happy you loved it! <3

I first came up with the concept when I was in my second year of uni. We were having a lecture on…more
Thank you Roxanne! I'm so happy you loved it! <3

I first came up with the concept when I was in my second year of uni. We were having a lecture on DNA and I started to wonder whether in the future our technology would be so advanced we'd be able to pin-point from birth exactly what someone would be best at. There's so much you can already tell from a person's DNA, so it seemed possible. That's when the idea of Neo-Babel developed - a society where everyone is streamed at birth into a social class and eventually a job.

The story, characters and settings all evolved from there! x (less)
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I can’t believe GIRLS comes out in less than a month! It’s felt like the loooooongest journey to get here, but now everything is moving so fast it’s both exciting and utterly terrifying! In just a few weeks, I’ll be coming to the US to celebrate the launch. It’ll just be the west coast this time, but I’m so excited to meet – and make – writer and readers friends and talk all the bookish things,...

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“I don't want an easy life. I want a meaningful one.”
Natasha Ngan, Girls of Paper and Fire

“I don’t realize it until I speak it. And it’s different from the times I’ve said it before, or the way I’ve hoped it, as if dreaming something enough could birth it into being. I know it now with a certainty that has fitted into the lost core at the heart of me, as hard and angular as my hope was soft and shimmering. The King will not have me.”
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“And what some people don't understand was that bleeding wasn't a sign of weakness; it was a sign of strength. It demonstrated to the world that you were vulnerable and ordinary, but when you wanted something enough, and fought hard for it, you were capable of doing extraordinary things.”
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Moonlight Hello Natasha, thank you very much for accepting my friend request! I cannot wait to read your book, The Elites, it sounds amazing :0)


Anthony Hello, Natasha,

Thanks for becoming my friend on Goodreads! I really like what I have seen of your book so far. Although I didn't win a copy of The Elites (eh, it happens) I am looking forward to reading it someday. Good luck with your future writing endeavors, and hopefully I will see more of your work.

May your career be bright and prosperous. :)

Sincerely,
Anthony Piemontese


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Dear Natasha,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I absolutely can't wait to read your book 'The Elites' and am looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


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