Ana Lal Din is an #ownvoices author who was born in a Danish southwestern city and raised in a small town outside Copenhagen. At the age of 8, she wrote her first short story after which she decided that she wanted to be a published author.

Passionate about culture, language, religion, and social justice issues, Ana's story worlds are usually full of all four. What drives her as a writer is developing characters that are psychologically and emotionally complex, reflecting human nature at its darkest and brightest—and everything in between. Since Ana is a Danish-Pakistani Muslim with Indian heritage, she often explores the intricacies of a multicultural identity through her characters.

The Descent of the Drowned is her debut novel and the first in a trilogy.