Swapna Haddow is the multi award-winning children’s author of the Dave Pigeon series, (Faber & Faber). The Dave Pigeon series has received rave reviews since first publishing in 2016 and went on to win three regional awards in the UK and was shortlisted for the prestigious Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award.
Swapna loves to write about boisterous animals that cause mayhem and is working with Faber & Faber, Stripes Publishing, Scholastic, Oxford University Press, and Macmillan to make sure mean cats, grizzly bears, and big-hearted little rabbits find their place on the bookshelves. Friendship and humour are always at the heart of what she loves to write.
Swapna also writes the Ballet Bunnies series, illustrated by Binny Talib and published by Oxford University Press, under the pseudonym Swapna Reddy.
Swapna lives in Dunedin with her husband and son, and their dog, Archie. When she’s not writing, she is usually reading, dreaming about living on a boat, or eating Jaffa Cakes.
Swapna Haddow at DWRF 2021:
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