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. Dave Pigeon (Nuggets!) published in February 2017 and is one of BookTrust's 'Books We Like' for March 2017.

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.

  • Shortlisted for Sainsbury's Book Award 2016
  • Winner of the North Somerset Teachers' Book Award Read Aloud and one of The Independent's '11 Best Books for 4 to 11-Year-Olds'
  • 'Young readers will laugh-out-loud' The Guardian: Best New Children's Books for 2016
  • Shortlisted for the Leicester Libraries Our Best Book of the Year Award 2017
  • Shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2017
  • Winner of the Surrey Libraries Children's Book Award 2017
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