The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.

– Kiran Desai


born in New Delhi, India,  September 03, 1971

gender: female

Kiran Desai is an Indian author who is a citizen of India and a permanent resident of the United States. She is the daughter of the noted author Anita Desai.

Desai’s first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard (1998), gained accolades from notable figures including Salman Rushdie, and went on to receive the Betty Trask Award. Her second novel, The Inheritance of Loss(2006), won the 2006 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award.


14 thoughts on “

  1. If that were true, the professor wouldn’t be the professor!

  2. September 3, 1971: Happy 42nd birthday, Kiran Desai!

  3. Never heard of her but must be good if SR likes her. Pretty lady.

  4. I like the quote.

  5. I love the quote, and it is so true!!

  6. What a beautiful quote!

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