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. She and her partner live in France, where they recently moved from Paris to be closer to the sea. Her novel, Girls of Paper and Fire was a New York Times bestseller.