Roxanne asked Natasha Ngan:

Hi. I really loved your book The Elites. It is one of my favourites. I was wondering how did you think up of the idea? It would be awesome if you could answer this. Roxanne

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 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

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