Wednesday, October 11, 2006

2006 Booker Prize Winner Announced

The Inheritance of Loss, the 2006 Booker Prize WinnerKiran Desai was announced as the Booker Prize winner yesterday, for her novel The Inheritance of Loss. This literature prize started in 1969 and is awarded to the best book of the year by a writer from Britain, Ireland, or a Commonwealth country. Desai is the youngest woman author to ever receive the honour. The story draws on Desai's experiences as she left India as a teenager, and went to England and then the United States to live. Desai also published a novel in 1998 called Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, which was well received by literary critics.

Short-listed Booker Prize Books available at the Greenwich Libraries:

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