Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, born in Bombay in 1977, was educated in India, England, and America. His first novel—The Last Song of Dusk—won the Betty Trask Award, Britain; the Premio Grinzane Cavour, Italy; and was nominated for the IMPAC Award, Ireland. Translated into ten languages, the bestselling novel was praised by John Berendt as ‘dazzling’.
His second novel, The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay (2009), was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize.
Shanghvi has been voted: Fifty Most Powerful Young Indians (India Today); The Next Big Thing—(Sunday Times, U.K.); Fifty Most Stylish People (Elle); Ten Most Creative People (Hindustan Times); Ten Best Dressed Men (La Stampa; Italy); Fifty Global Indians (The Times of India).
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