Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi’s
debut novel, The Last Song of Dusk, won the Betty Trask Award (UK), the Premio Grinzane Cavour (Italy), and was nominated for the IMPAC Prize (Ireland). Translated into sixteen languages, The Last Song of Dusk was an international bestseller. Shanghvi’s second novel, The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay, was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize, 2008. A past contributor to the New York Times and TIME, he lives in north Goa, where he serves as honorary director for a not-for-profit arts foundation.