Anita Desai

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Birthday
24, 1937
Birthplace
India
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
24, 1937 (age 81)
Birthplace
India

About

A British fiction writer thrice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, she is best known for her British Guardian Prize-winning novel, The Village By the Sea. Also a university professor, she taught humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Before Fame

She earned a degree in English literature from the University of Delhi in 1957.

Trivia

Her award-nominated works of fiction include Clear Light of Day, In Custy and Fasting, and Feasting.

Family Life

With her businessman husband, Ashvin Desai, she had four children.

Associated With

Her daughter, Kiran Desai , published a Booker Prize-winning work.