Swapna Haddow was the winner of the Greenhouse Funny prize 2014. She is the award-winning author of the Dave Pigeon books, including How to Deal with Bad Cats and Keep (Most of) your Feathers and Dave Pigeon (Nuggets!). Dave Pigeon: How to Deal with Bad Cats and Keep (Most of) your Feathers was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards 2016 and was the winner of the North Somerset Teacher's Book Award Read Aloud Category 2016.
Swapna lives in London with her husband and son. When she's not writing she is usually reading, dreaming about living on a boat or eating Jaffa Cakes. Sometimes she can be found doing all three at the same time.