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Anita Desai

Anita Desai is a novelist, short-story writer, and author of children's books. She was born in Mussoorie, India, and studied at Delhi University. Desai is the author of several novels, including Fire on the Mountain , as well as Clear Light of Day , In Custody , and Fasting, Feasting , each of which was short-listed for the Booker Prize. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and of Girton College, Cambridge and Clare Hall, Cambridge....See more