Radhika Swarup is a lapsed banker and is now a writer of fiction. Her work explores the themes of identity and exile. Her latest novel Civil Lines looks at India’s 2018 #MeToo moment, and was published by Simon & Schuster in India in 2021. It has been longlisted for the Atta Galatta–Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize for Best Fiction. Where the River Parts, her debut novel, dealt with the lives and fortunes of a Hindu–Muslim couple parted in Punjab during the Partition of India and Pakistan and was chosen by Amazon India as one of their memorable books of 2016. It was also longlisted by the Authors’ Club for the Best First Novel Award, the longest-running UK prize for debut fiction. Her latest work, Leopard Spotting In Delhi, represented by A Suitable Agency, is a linked set of stories examining the lives of inhabitants of a single street in New Delhi during India’s Covid-19 lockdown in 2020.