Sharanya Manivannan

Writer & Illustrator

Sharanya Manivannan is the author of six books. She writes and illustrates fiction, poetry, children’s literature and non-fiction. Her work has won a South Asia Laadli Award, and been nominated for The Hindu Prize, The JCB Prize, The Neev Book Award and other honours. She 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