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Kiran Desai

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Occupation  Novelist
Name  Kiran Desai
Nationality  Indian
Role  Author

Period  1998 to present
Parents  Anita Desai
Kiran Desai Interview with Kiran Desai on the newly launched PEN Delhi
Born  3 September 1971 (age 44) New Delhi, India (1971-09-03)
Notable works  The Inheritance of Loss "Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard"
Awards  Man Booker Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
Education  Hollins University, Bennington College, Columbia University
Books  The Inheritance of Loss, Hullabaloo in the Guava Or, WinQSB, A Heranca do Vazio
Similar People  Anita Desai, Arundhati Roy, Jhumpa Lahiri, Manju Kapur, Chetan Bhagat

Notable awards  Man Booker Prize 2006
Grandparents  Toni Nime, D. N. Mazumdar

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Kiran Desai (born 3 September 1971) is an Indian author. Her novel The Inheritance of Loss won the 2006 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award.


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Early and personal life

Kiran Desai The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai Books The Guardian

Kiran Desai is the daughter of Anita Desai, herself short-listed for the Booker Prize on three occasions. She was born in Chandigarh on 3 September, and spent the early years of her life in Pune and Mumbai. She studied in the Cathedral and John Connon School. She left India at 14, and she and her mother then lived in England for a year, and then moved to the United States, where she studied creative writing at Bennington College, Hollins University, and Columbia University.


Her first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, was published in 1998 and received accolades from such notable figures as Salman Rushdie. It won the Betty Trask Award, a prize given by the Society of Authors for the best new novels by citizens of the Commonwealth of Nations under the age of 35.

Her second book, The Inheritance of Loss, (2006) was widely praised by critics throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. It won the 2006 Man Booker Prize, as well as the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award.

In August 2008, Desai was a guest on Private Passions, the biographical music discussion programme hosted by Michael Berkeley on BBC Radio 3. In May 2007 she was the featured author at the inaugural Asia House Festival of Cold Literature.

She was awarded a 2013 Berlin Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin.


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