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country of citizenship: India
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Columbia University, Bennington College, Columbia University School of the Arts
occupation: novelist, writer
award received: Booker Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, Berlin Prize
Kiran Desai (born 3 September 1971) is an Indian author. Her novel The Inheritance of Loss won the 2006 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award. In January 2015, The Economic Times listed her as one of 20 "most influential" global Indian women.
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