Sunday, August 17, 2008

Catch Anita DESAI in Singapore

DESAI Anita [1937-] Novelist, short-story writer. Born Anita Mazumdar in Mussoorie, Delhi, India. NOVELS The Zigzag Way (2004); Fasting, Feasting (1999: shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize for Fiction); Journey to Ithaca (1995); Baumgartner’s Bombay (1988); In Custody (1984: shortlisted for the 1984 Booker Prize for Fiction); Clear Light of Day (1980: shortlisted for the 1980 Booker Prize for Fiction); Fire on the Mountain (1977: awarded the 1978 National Academy of Letters Award and winner of the 1978 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize); Cat on a Houseboat (1976); Where Shall We Go This Summer? (1975); The Peacock Garden (with illustrations by Jeroo Roy) (1974); Bye-Bye, Blackbird (1968); Voices in the City (1965); Cry, The Peacock (1963) STORIES Diamond Dust and Other Stories (2000); Games at Twilight and Other Stories (1978) CHILDREN’S The Village by the Sea (1982: winner of the 1983 Guardian Award for Children’s Fiction) NONFICTION Peasant Struggles in India (1979)



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