10.10.2006

Kiran Desai Wins Man Booker Prize for Fiction


A Grove Press author has won the Man Booker Prize for "The Inheritance of Loss". "Desai is the first woman to win the Man Booker since 2000 when Margaret Atwood scooped the prize with The Blind Assassin."

“Briskly paced and sumptuously written, the novel ponders questions of nationhood, modernity, and class, in ways both moving and revelatory.” —New Yorker


The other shortlisted titles were:
Kate Grenville, The Secret River, Canongate
M.J. Hyland, Carry Me Down, Canongate
Hisham Matar, In the Country of Men, Viking
Edward St Aubyn, Mother’s Milk, Picador
Sarah Waters, The Night Watch, Virago

[Booker Prize Website]

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