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Kiran Desai 30 Aug 2006
Kiran Desai's second novel, The Inheritance of Loss, has just been long-listed for the Booker prize. Kiran tells Jenni why it took seven years to complete the book, how much it draws on her own experiences of being an Indian living in the United States and how the relationship with her mother, the author Anita Desai, influences her work.

The Inheritance of Loss is published by Hamish Hamilton ISBN: 0-241-14348-9
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