Kiran Desai

Kiran Desai
Kiran Desai 2015.jpg
Desai at PEN Gala, 5 May 2015
Born (1971-09-03) 3 September 1971 (age 46)
New Delhi, India
Period1998 to present
Notable works

The Inheritance of Loss

Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard
Notable awardsMan Booker Prize

Kiran Desai (born 3 September 1971) is an Indian author. Her novel The Inheritance of Loss won the 2006 Man Booker Prize[1] and the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award.[2]In January 2015, The Economic Times, India's leading business publication, listed her as one of 20 "most influential" global Indian women.[3]

Early and personal life

Kiran Desai is the daughter of Anita Desai, herself short-listed for the Booker Prize on three occasions. She was born in Chandigarh, then 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.[4]

Other Languages
العربية: كيران ديساي
تۆرکجه: کیران دسای
беларуская: Кіран Дэсаі
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Кіран Дэсаі
català: Kiran Desai
čeština: Kiran Desaiová
Deutsch: Kiran Desai
Ελληνικά: Κίραν Ντεσάι
español: Kiran Desai
français: Kiran Desai
हिन्दी: किरण देसाई
íslenska: Kiran Desai
italiano: Kiran Desai
עברית: קירן דסאי
Kapampangan: Kiran Desai
ქართული: კირან დესაი
Latina: Kiran Desai
lietuvių: Kiran Desai
Mirandés: Kiran Desai
Nederlands: Kiran Desai
नेपाली: किरण देसाई
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਕਿਰਨ ਦੇਸਾਈ
polski: Kiran Desai
português: Kiran Desai
română: Kiran Desai
русский: Десаи, Киран
svenska: Kiran Desai
Türkçe: Kiran Desai
українська: Кіран Десаї