Kishwar Desai is an award-winning author of both fiction and non-fiction. Her novel Witness the Night (2010) won the Costa First Novel Award, in the UK, and was followed by two others: Origins of Love (2012) and Sea of Innocence (2013). The trilogy has since been optioned for a web series. Her non-fiction books include Darlingji: The True Love Story of Nargis and Sunil Dutt (2007) and Jallianwala Bagh: The Real Story (2018). Her play Manto! won the TAG Omega award for Best Play in 1999. The Longest Kiss: The Life and Times of Devika Rani (2020) is her latest publication.