Sharanya Manivannan

Writer & Illustrator

Sharanya Manivannan is the author of seven books. She writes and illustrates fiction, poetry, children’s literature and non-fiction. She received a South Asia Laadli Award for The High Priestess Never Marries, and her books have been nominated for The Hindu Prize, The JCB Prize, The Neev Book Award, The Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize, The Tata Literature Live! First Book Award and other honours. Sharanya grew up in Sri Lanka and Malaysia and has lived in India since 2007.


“Across genre, all of Manivannan’s work glows with a luminous depth and a thorough relishing of language at every turn.” – Electric Literature

Photo: Anjan Kumar