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Anita Desai


India (1937 - )
Mother of Kiran Desai

Born and educated in India, Anita Desai is the author of many novels and short stories, and has three times been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and though she lives in New York State, each year she spends time in India and Cambridge UK. In Custody was filmed by Merchant Ivory.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Novels



 
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Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1980) : Clear Light of Day
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1984) : In Custody
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1999) : Fasting, Feasting
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2005) : The Zigzag Way




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