The Cleopatra Mathis Poetry & Prose Reading Series will feature Kiran Desai, winner of the Man Booker Prize. The Norwich Bookstore is pleased to make books available for this event.
Desai is the author of two novels, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard for which she received the Betty Trask prize, and The Inheritance of Loss for which she received the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work has been translated into over 35 languages. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, a fellowship from the American Academy in Berlin and a Columbia University Medal of Excellence. She is currently completing a novel called The Loneliness of Sonia and Sunny which will be published by Knopf.
Sponsored by the English Department, this virtual event is free and open to the public. Please register at dartgo.org/desai.
For more information, contact Katherine Gibbel: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas lives an embittered judge who wants only to retire in peace, when his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judge's cook watches over her distractedly, for his thoughts are often on his son, Biju, who is hopscotching from one gritty New York restaurant to another.
Winner of the 2006 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for her second novel The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai is one of the most talented writers of her generation.