Kiran Desai’s prose was described by Salman Rushdie as “welcome proof that India’s encounter with the English language continues to give birth to new children, endowed with lavish gifts.” Her latest book, The Inheritance of Loss, was recently longlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize. “Desai’s extraordinary new novel manages to explore, with intimacy and insight, just about every contemporary international issue (The New York Times).”