Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi (Author) Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi's debut novel, The Last Song of Dusk, has been translated into sixteen languages, has won the UK's Betty Trask Award and Italy's Premio Grinzane Cavour, and was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He lives in north Goa, from where he has contributed to the New York Times, Time magazine and other publications.
Stina Wirsén (Illustrator) Stina Wirsén, bestselling Swedish writer and acclaimed artist, has won many accolades, among them Expressen's Heffaklump award for children's literature, the Elsa Beskow Plaque, Nordiska Tecknare's award and Svenska Tecknare's Kolla! award. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, including Japan, India, the USA and Germany. Wirsén lives in and works out of Stockholm.
The Squirrel's greatest joy is dancing in the forest with the Rabbit-her beloved friend and equal of heart. While the duo is inseparable, fate has other ideas: the feisty Squirrel is forcibly married to a wealthy boar and the solitary Rabbit enlists in a monastery. Years later, a brief, tragic reunion finds them both transformed by personal defeats. And yet, to each other, they are unchanged, and their private world-where sorrow registered as rapture and wit concealed loss-is just how they had left it. A story of thwarted love, and an ode to the enduring pleasures of friendship, The Rabbit and the Squirrel is a charmed fable for grown-ups, in which one life, against all odds, is fated for the other.