Kiran Desai

Kiran Desai was born in 1971 in India, and was educated in India, England and the United States. She studied creative writing at Columbia University and is the daughter of the author, Anita Desai, who herself has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times.

Kiran Desai’s books include Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard (1998) which went on to win a Betty Trask Award and The Inheritance of Loss.