Shubhangi Swarup is an author, journalist, and educator. Latitudes of Longing, her debut novel, was an international bestseller. It won the Sushila Devi Award for best fiction written by a woman and the Tata Literature Live! Award for debut fiction, and was shortlisted for the JCB Prize for Indian literature. She was awarded the Charles Pick Fellowship for creative writing at the University of East Anglia, and has also won awards for gender sensitivity in feature writing. She is based in Mumbai, where her desk overlooks a swiftly shifting seascape.