“No one wanted it. No one cared. The book had become a “monster”, growing out of control. I wrote 1,500 pages and cut it down to 300,” says Kiran Desai to The Sunday Times.

The youngest girl to win a Man Booker Prize for her book ‘The Inheritance of Loss’, Kiran Desai was a rank outsider when the race for the prize began. But the daughter of a three-time Booker nominee, Anita Desai, proved the critics wrong and with every passing week, the soaring sale-figures of her book testified for the fact that this daughter is one-up on ner mother.

And now after winning the Booker, Anita is set to scale the literary heights that are associated with this coveted prize.

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