Shubhangi Swarup was awarded the 2012 Charles Pick Fellowship for Creative Writing at UEA on the strength of her first novel. An award-winning journalist, she travelled to and lived in all the places in whichLatitudes of Longing, her first novel, is set, working as a teacher and undercover reporter. She lives in Mumbai.
Intense, lyrical, and powerful. This is a remarkable debut - Jeet Thayil, author of Narcopolis and The Book of Chocolate Saints The insistent pulse of the earth beats through the human interactions in this exquisite novel. Her voice is original, and her work shows the measured pace of dance. Latitudes of Longing is a book to be savoured - The Hindu Shubhangi Swarup's debut fiction novel should be your next read. It's a journey through the physical and the metaphysical - Elle India If one of the roles of fiction is to reframe our view of the world, this is an uncommonly bold and imaginative attempt - India Today