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Kiran Desai is an Indian author and novelist who won the 2006 Booker Prize for her novel The Inheritance of Loss. Around the same year, for the same novel, she received the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award.Kiran Desai earned a masters degree in M.F.A at Columbia University, USA, just after her novel Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard was published in 1998.Kiran Desais first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, was published in 1998. She received high opinions and accolades for this novel from several prominent Indian authors. Notable Indian figures such as Salman Rushdie admired her for the success of her first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard. Kiran Desai with Salman Rushdie.

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Kiran Desai is an Indian author and novelist who won the 2006 Booker Prize for her novel The Inheritance of Loss. Around the same year, for the same novel, she received the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award.Kiran Desai earned a masters degree in M.F.A at Columbia University, USA, just after her novel Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard was published in 1998.Kiran Desais first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, was published in 1998. She received high opinions and accolades for this novel from several prominent Indian authors. Notable Indian figures such as Salman Rushdie admired her for the success of her first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard. Kiran Desai with Salman Rushdie.In 1998, her novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, won the Betty Trask Award. [6]Christchurch City Council The Betty Trask Award is a prize given to those who are under the age of 35. It is awarded by the Society of Authors, a United Kingdom trade union for professional writers, illustrators and literary translators, founded in 1884, for best new novels.In 2006, The Inheritance of Loss, was the second book written by Kiran Desai. Throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States this book was widely appreciated and praised by critics. [7]Washington Post.In 2006, in an interview, Kiran was asked that how much influence did her father and siblings had on her as she did not live with her father. Kiran said that she met her father every year, and she further added that her father already predicted that her book The Inheritance of Loss would win the Booker Award. She narrated the incident, I am asked why I never mention my father. Its because everyone asks about my mother. I have two brothers and a sister and we talk a lot. I see my father every year and I stay in his house while in Delhi. He is my closest link to India and what it means to me. In January, when the first publication of The Inheritance of Loss was out, he was the first person who said, I predict this book will win the Booker Prize. I have read the works of most of the Booker Prize winners through the years and this has everything for a Booker Prize. I met him in New York before leaving for the awards, and he said the same thing again..In August 2008, Kiran Desai was invited as a guest by a biographical music discussion programme, Private Passions, on BBC Radio 3. This musical discussion programme was hosted by Michael Berkeley. [8]BBC Radio 3.Kiran Desai published The Inheritance of Loss after more than seven years of work in 2006. [9]Hindustan Times.In May 2007, Kiran Desai was invited to the inaugural of Asia House Festival of Cold Literature as a featured author. [10]The Times of India.In an interview in 2011, Kiran Desai was asked if she had any private rituals or special environments that she needed to create to write the best. Kiran replied that she liked to write near the kitchen as she constantly made cups of tea for herself and ate a cookie while writing a bit more. She further added that she write best in the morning. She narrated, I really like working in the kitchen; I find that wherever I am I work near the kitchen or in the kitchen itself. I can constantly make myself little things to eat or cups of tea; I find its a perfect balance, in that I can write a bit, eat a cookie, and then I write a bit more, eat some ice cream. Reward me its constant rewards. And I work best in the morning, as soon as I get out of bed I start writing, and late at night. I have dead space in the afternoon, which I think comes from growing up with an afternoon siesta; my brain just shuts off from about two to five..

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