A group of published UK-based authors and illustrators of picture books, children's and YA.

Sangu Mandanna

Sangu Mandanna
Sangu Mandanna was four years old when she was chased by an elephant and wrote her first story about it and decided that this was what she wanted to do with her life. Seventeen years later, she read Frankenstein. It sent her into a writing frenzy that became The Lost Girl, a novel about death and love and the tie that binds the two together.The Lost Girl is out now from HarperCollins Children’s Books (North America), Random House Children’s Books (UK and Commonwealth) and in translation. A SPARK OF WHITE FIRE is out in 2018 from Sky Pony. Sangu lives in Norwich with her husband and two sons. Find Sangu online at or on Twitter (@SanguMandanna).


  • THE LOST GIRL (Random House/Harper Collins, January 2013)
  • A SPARK OF WHITE FIRE (Sky Pony, 2018)

    15754291THE LOST GIRL by Sangu Mandanna

    Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination – an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her ‘other’, if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.

    But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this. (more)

    “The most honest portrait of grief and loss that I’ve read in a long time. Filled with heartache, love and things that would stir Mary Shelley’s ghost, this is a story not to be missed.” – Lauren DeStefano, New York Times bestselling author of the Chemical Garden trilogy

    A SPARK OF WHITE FIRE by Sangu Mandanna

A multicultural YA space opera inspired by the Mahabharata, the novel follows a cursed and forgotten child of an empire’s queen who wants to return to her real family, and finds herself on the wrong side of a war that could destroy kingdoms across the galaxy.

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