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Allan Sealy

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Pen name  Allan Sealy
Name  Allan Sealy
Period  1990-

Nationality  Indian
Occupation  Writer
Role  Writer

Books  The Trotter‑nama, The Everest hotel, The brainfever bird, Red, From Yukon to Yucatan

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Irwin Allan Sealy is a writer born in 1951 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. His novel The Everest Hotel: A Calendar was shortlisted for the 1998 Booker prize.


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Allan was born in Allahabad and he went to La Martiniere School in Lucknow and then on to St. Stephen's College, Delhi University. He has worked in Canada, the USA, New Zealand and Australia.

His first novel The Trotter Nama was published in 1988 and tells the story of seven generations of an Anglo-Indian family. It includes references to his former school which is thinly disguised.

He now lives in Dehra Dun.


  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best First Book, Europe and South Asia, in 1989
  • Sahitya Akademi Award in 1991
  • Crossword Book Award in 1998
  • Padma Shri in 2012
  • List of works

  • The Trotter-Nama: A Chronicle, (New York: Knopf, 1988; London: Penguin Books, 1990; New York: Viking Penguin, 1990) ISBN 0-14-010210-8.
  • Hero: A Fable, (London: Secker and Warburg, 1991, 288pp) ISBN 0-436-44478-X.
  • From Yukon to Yukatan: a Western Journey, (London: Secker & Warburg, 1994., 323pp) ISBN 0-436-44479-8.
  • The Everest Hotel: A Calendar, (London: Doubleday, 1998, 331pp) ISBN 0-385-41033-6.
  • The Brainfever Bird, (London: Picador, 2003, 320pp) ISBN 0-330-41143-8.
  • Red: An Alphabet (London: Picador, 2006, 343pp) ISBN 0-330-41147-0.
  • References

    Allan Sealy Wikipedia