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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Kiran Desai wins 'Man Booker' prize - Canadian media coverage

[image source Ottawa Citizen]

Questions a writer can't avoid, SIMON HOUPT, The Globe and Mail, Print Edition 10/10/06 Page R1
Here's a story to cheer the dark hearts of rejected writers everywhere. When Kiran Desai began shopping her novel The Inheritance of Loss to potential agents and publishers a couple of years ago, doors slammed in her face all the way around the world. It's not because she was unknown: Her debut novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, had received effusive reviews and decent sales. Besides, her mother is the celebrated writer Anita Desai.

Media reports:
  • Kiran Desai wins Booker Oct 11, 2006 01:00 | Toronto Star
  • Indian writer Kiran Desai takes Booker
    On-line 10/10/06 07:07 PM ! The Globe and Mail
  • Booker finalists are out montrealgazette.com
  • Indian writer Kiran Desai wins prestigious Booker literary prize, Vancouver Sun
  • Writer Kiran Desai wins Man Booker Prize, The Westfall Weekly News, Canada
  • Writer Kiran Desai wins Man Booker Prize, Ottawa Recorder, Canada
  • Writer Kiran Desai wins Man Booker Prize, Pierceland Herald, Canada
  • Writer Kiran Desai wins Man Booker Prize, Hinesberg Journal, Canada
  • Indian novelist Kiran Desai wins Man Booker, CTV.ca, Canada

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