Tag: Booker

  • A Touch of Strange: The Booker shortlist 2010

    (Published in the Business Standard, September 14, 2010)The Booker shortlist doesn’t always offer the best books of the year—judges are fallible, the competition intense, and it often happens that works left off the list will continue to find readers and faithful acolytes. A few years ago, Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland failed to make the cut, but […]

  • In Conversation with Kiran Desai: Part II

    (Published in the IIC Quarterly, June 2007)Kiran Desai: Interviewed by Ira Pande and NSR. (Continued from previous post) Ira Pande: You said somewhere that as you enter that house, your mother’s house, you feel as if you’re in the presence of a writer. Kiran Desai: It is strange to go into her house in New […]

  • In Conversation with Kiran Desai: Part I

    (Published in the IIC Quarterly, June 2007) Kiran Desai, interviewed by Ira Pande and NSR. Kiran Desai’s first brush with fame came in 1997, when Salman Rushdie included the young writer in his controversial anthology of Indian writing, Mirrorwork. Rushdie described her first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, as “lush and intensely imagined”. Kiran, […]