Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Kiran Desai's 'The Inheritance of Loss' wins the 2006 Man Booker Prize

Two things that I didn't know about this year's Booker Prize winner:

Kiran Desai is the youngest woman ever to win the prize, at 35.

Her mother Anita Desai has been shortlisted three times since 1980, but never won.

Read the press release here. The book sounds intriguing. Must get my hands on a copy soon.


Sharad said...

Speaking of Indian authors in English, I picked up this killer book by Vikram Chandra - Sacred Games here the other day. Its huge , around 900 pages, and got a great review in the FT. About bombay and gangsters and all that. Looks like fun,

wanderstruck said...

Sharad: If you haven't read Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, then do so immediately. It's also about Bombay and gangsters and all that, but I think its one of the best books ever written.