Booker Prize winner Kiran Desai was born in India in 1971, and was educated in India, England and the US.More from BBC News.
She is the daughter of the noted Indian author Anita Desai, who has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times herself.
Her first book was 1998's Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, which won the Betty Trask Award.
The Inheritance of Loss is her second novel. She is currently a creative writing student in New York.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Kiran Desai has won the 2006 Man Booker Prize, for her novel The Inheritance of Loss.