Anita Desai was born in Mussoorie, India. The author of many novels and short stories, she has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times.

She is the Emerita John E Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Royal Society of Literature.

Anita Desai

All nominated books

Clear Light of Day
In Custody
Fasting, Feasting