Kalpana Swaminathan

Kalpana Swaminathan lives in Mumbai, a few streets away from her detective. This is her fifth Lalli novel; the two previous novels published by Penguin are The Monochrome Madonna and I Never Knew It Was You. Her earlier books include Bougainvillea House and Ambrosia for Afters. Venus Crossing, a collection of short stories, won the Vodafone Crossword Fiction Award in 2009. Kalpana also writes with Ishrat Syed as Kalpish Ratna. Their most recent novel is The Quarantine Papers.