Kiran Desai nominated for Booker

India-born author Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss was named as one of the 19 works of fiction long-listed for this year’s prestigious Man Booker prize.

Kiran had earlier written the critically-acclaimed Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard. She is the daughter of Anita Desai, the Indian writer shortlisted thrice in the 1980s for the Booker.

Critics said the choice is a reflection of how the theme of displacement has become so contemporary.

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