You’ve reached the website of Hanna Alkaf: Full-time author, sometime doodler, perpetually frazzled parent of small humans.

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DSC_0368Hello. My name is Hanna, and I write unapologetically Malaysian books for kids and teens.

  • You can learn more about me here.
  • Or find out how to pronounce my name here.
  • Or access my press kit — including hi res images of me and my book covers — here.

You can also find me on Instagram and Twitter, usually when I’m supposed to be writing books.

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HAMRA & THE JUNGLE OF MEMORIES, HarperCollins, March 28th 2023

Alice Jerman at HarperCollins has bought an untitled middle grade fantasy by Girl and the Ghost author Hanna Alkaf, inspired by a Malaysian folklore twist on “Little Red Riding Hood,” which follows a 13-year-old girl who defies her family’s rules and walks through the jungle, only to meet a talking tiger trapped there by a curse whose magical fate can only be changed by the quest that lies ahead. Publication is set for winter 2023; Victoria Marini at the Irene Goodman Literary handled the two-book deal for world English rights.


THE GRIMOIRE OF GRAVE FATES, Delacorte Press, June 6th 2023

The Grimoire of Grave Fates follows the untimely murder of a professor at an esteemed wizarding school and the efforts of various students to track down his killer, with each chapter portraying a different character’s perspective. The novel was created by Hanna Alkaf (The Weight of Our Sky) and Margaret Owen (The Merciful Crow), with the following authors contributing individual chapters: Cam Montgomery, Darcie Little Badger, Hafsah Faizal, Jessica Lewis, Julian Winters, Karuna Riazi, Kat Cho, Kayla Whaley, Kwame Mbalia, L. L. McKinney, Marieke Nijkamp, Mason Deaver, Natasha Díaz, Preeti Chhibber, Randy Ribay, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Victoria Lee, and Yamile Saied Méndez.