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Kiran Desai

Kiran Desai, mid-2000s
Born: September 3, 1971 (age 35)
New Delhi, India
Occupation(s): Novelist
Nationality: Indian
Writing period: 1998-present
Debut work(s): Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard
Influences: Anita Desai (mother, short-listed for the Booker prize three times)

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Background

Kiran Desai was born in New Delhi. She spent her childhood in India before moving to England at the age of 14. One year later, the family relocated to the United States, where Desai completed her schooling in the state of Massachusetts.[2][3] She later attended Bennington College, Hollins University, and then Columbia University, where she took two years off to write her first book, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard.[4] An Aerial view of New Delhi The Humayuns Tomb, situated in New Delhi, has an architectural design similar to the Taj Mahal. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the remainder of this article may require cleanup. ... Bennington College is a liberal arts college located in Bennington, Vermont. ... Hollins University is a four-year institution of higher education, a private university located on a 475-acre campus on the border of Roanoke County, Virginia and Botetourt County, Virginia. ... Columbia University is a private university whose main campus lies in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... Walk of Ideas (Germany) - built in 2006 to commemorate Johannes Gutenbergs invention, circa 1445, of printing with movable type. ...


Awards and recognition

Her first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, was published in 1998 and received accolades from such notable figures as Salman Rushdie.[5] It went on to win the Betty Trask Award,[6] 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.[7] 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Look up accolade in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Salman Rushdie (born Ahmed Salman Rushdie, Urdu: ‎, on June 19, 1947, in Bombay, India) is a British-Indian essayist and author of fiction, most of which is set on the Indian subcontinent. ... The Betty Trask Award for a first novel given by the Society of Authors to citizens of the Commonwealth under the age of 35. ... The Society of Authors (UK) was founded in 1884 to protect the rights of writers and fight to retain those rights (with particular attention to copyright protection and, later, the establishment of Public Lending Right. ... Citizenship is membership in a political community (originally a city but now usually a country) and carries with it rights to political participation; a person having such membership is a citizen. ... The Commonwealth of Nations (CN), usually known as the Commonwealth, is a voluntary association of 53 independent sovereign states, the majority of which are former colonies of the United Kingdom. ...


Her second book, The Inheritance of Loss, (2006) has been widely praised by critics throughout Asia, Europe and the United States and won the 2006 Man Booker Prize.[1] The Inheritance of Loss is a novel by Kiran Desai, first published in 2006 and winner of the Man Booker Prize that year. ... The word critic comes from the Greek κριτικός, kritikós - one who discerns, which itself arises from the Ancient Greek word κριτής, krités, meaning a person who offers reasoned judgement or analysis, value judgement, interpretation, or observation. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the six inhabited continents of the Earth. ... The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Booker Prize, is one of the worlds most prestigious literary prizes, awarded each year for the best original full-length novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in the English language. ...


Bibliography

  • Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, Faber and Faber, 1998, ISBN 0571193366
  • The Inheritance of Loss, Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 2006, ISBN 0241143489

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See also

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References

  1. ^ a b c Booker Prize Foundation (10 October 2006). The Inheritance of Loss Wins the Man Booker Prize 2006. Press release. Retrieved on 2006-10-10.
  2. ^ Kiran Desai. Penguin UK. Retrieved on 2006-10-10.
  3. ^ Kiran Desai. Hindustan Times (11 October 2006). Retrieved on 2006-10-11.
  4. ^ Bold Type: Interview with Kiran Desai. Random House. Retrieved on 2006-10-10.
  5. ^ Hullabaloo In The Guava Orchard. BookBrowse. Retrieved on 2006-10-10.
  6. ^ Society of Authors — Prizes, Grants and Awards. Society of Authors. Retrieved on 2006-10-10.
  7. ^ The Betty Trask Prize and Awards. Christchurch City Libraries. Retrieved on 2006-10-10.

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External links

  • SAWNET biography
  • Rediff interview
  • Reaction of people from Kalimpong on the book

 
 

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