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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Writer Kiran Desai wins Man Booker Prize

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Indian writer Kiran Desai won Britain's prestigious Man Booker Prize Tuesday October 10th for "The Inheritance of Loss," a cross-continental saga that moves from the Himalayas to New York City.

Born in 1971 and educated in India, England and the United States, Desai
published her first novel, "Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard," in 1998.

It's ironic that the day before this news came out, I had just purchased one of her mother's (novelist Anita Desai) older books, "In Custody".


  1. Hi

    It may be coincidence but I have the same picture of Kiran Desai on my blog.

    Also, it's off-topic but I know you've visited my blog in the past so wanted to share that I'm having a Diwali Dhamaka with prizes being offered and thought you may want to participate.

    Feel free to delete this comment if you want to - wanted to email you but couldn't find an email id

    Hindu Mommy

  2. Hi Simran,

    This is Amit from the Indian culture website. How are you doing? If I am not wrong is that your story on NDTV's Story Hive? You can find my story at the bottom as well...

    Your blog is very interesting...keep up the good work :)

  3. Thanks Amit for your kind words.

    I'm not sure which article you're refering to so I'm going to go and have a look.

  4. Amit Shastri...The quote you asked me for...

    There are stories on NDTV, and one had the author's name as Simran, an NRI from I guessed it was you.

    Take care. Thank you too. :)

  5. nameste simran
    happy dipavali and eid to you,
    hope all well,long time...

  6. Dropping by to say hello, Simi. Hope you are doing well. Cheers. :)

  7. I will have to add that book to my reading list. There's some great lit now featuring more exotic locations that give you a great taste of other cultures

  8. Hey, huge congratulations to Kiran Desai.

  9. Nope, it wasn't me Amit.

    Hi Sanjay. I'm doing well. Hope you are too.

    Hello Bhaswati, thanks for stopping by and bringing the sunflower. It needed brightening up here.

    Me too Talia. Yes, it certainly does.

    Thanks Susan, I'll pass the congrats. along to Kiran, if I get to meet her someday. ;-)