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Sayantani DasGupta
Sayantani DasGupta

Sayantani DasGupta is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed, Bengali folktale and string theory-inspired Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond books, the first of which—The Serpent’s Secret—was a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, a Booklist Best Middle Grade Novel of the 21st Century, and an EB White Read Aloud Honor Book. Sayantani is a pediatrician by training, but now teaches at Columbia University. When she’s not writing or reading, Sayantani spends time watching cooking shows with her trilingual children and protecting her black Labrador retriever Khushi from the many things that scare him, including plastic bags. She is a team member of We Need Diverse Books, and can be found online at and on Twitter at @sayantani16.

Book Title(s):

The Serpent’s Secret (Scholastic, 2018)

Game of Stars (Scholastic, 2019)

The Chaos Curse (Scholastic, 2020)

Force of Fire (Scholastic, 2021)

She Persisted – Virginia Apgar biography (Philomel, 2021)

Award(s) and Accolade(s):

NYT Bestseller, EB White Read Aloud Honor Book, Bank Street Best Book of the Year, Booklist Best MG Novel of the 21st Century

Indian-American, South Asian
Age Categories:
Chapter Book, Middle Grade
Fantasy, Science Fiction

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