Kirin Desai Wins the Booker
On the eve of the Nobel announcement, news out that Kirin Desai has just won the Booker for her novel The Inheritance of Loss. She's the daughter of Anita Desai, one of the old guard of Indian expats, who was nominated three times but never won the Booker. (Here's a video clip of her discussing the novel; here's a Times review.) She is apparently a student at Columbia in creative writing, which ought to make for an awkward time for her professors.
One for the reading list...