Swapna Dutta has been writing for children for nearly 4 decades. Her stories have appeared in all national newspapers and magazines for children in India. She also has many books to her credit including translations. She was awarded a National Fellowship for literature by the Ministry of Human Resources in 1986 and a National Award for creative writing in Hindi by the Central Hindi Directorate in 1993. Her other awards include Children's Book Trust Awards for short story, one-act-play and picture books (in English, Hindi and Bengali). She worked as an Editorial Consultant at Target, a children's magazine and was part of the editorial team in Limca Book of Records and Encyclopedia Britannica.