Swapna's debut series, Dave Pigeon (Faber & Faber), illustrated by Sheena Dempsey, follows the antics of two pigeons as they advise pigeonkind on how to survive in the world. One of The Guardian's Best New Children’s Books of 2016 and shortlisted for 2016's Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, Dave Pigeon is flying to the top. Two more books in the Dave series, Dave Pigeon (Nuggets!) and Dave Pigeon (Racer!), are out now from Faber & Faber.
Swapna Haddow lives in London with her karate-chopping, swash-buckling son (his words not hers) and her thirty-something, age-sensitive husband. She spends her time writing, eating cake and making sure her son doesn’t flatten her husband as he attempts to master his human cannonball trick. Sometimes she does all three at the same time.