Kiran Desai

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10 of the best books set in India – that will take you there
Tired of narratives that obsess over spices, colours and cows on the road? These books, all by Indian writers, paint realistic pictures of the country’s geographical, cultural and political landscapes

Monisha Rajesh

16, Jun, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Man Booker festival: Peter Carey, Kazuo Ishiguro and Hilary Mantel among lineup
‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ gathering of winners in London in July will include rare joint appearance from mother-daughter honorees Anita and Kiran Desai

Alison Flood

11, Apr, 2018 @12:05 PM

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In conversation: Kiran Desai meets Anita Desai

'As a child I must have been aware of all these vanished pasts and landscapes'


11, Nov, 2011 @10:55 PM

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John Makinson and Tom Weldon | No 13 | Books power 100

The head honchos at Penguin Group have accumulated a healthy list, including Jamie Oliver and John le Carré

23, Sep, 2011 @2:18 PM

Guardian Book Club Podcast: Kiran Desai

Kiran Desai talks to John Mullan about the writing process for The Inheritance Of Loss

John Mullan

20, Nov, 2009 @6:20 PM

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Guardian book club: The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

Sam Jordison: Told with palpable anger and scant sympathy for its characters, this is a powerful novel but I confess that I struggled to really appreciate it

Sam Jordison

06, Nov, 2009 @11:16 AM

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A year at the top

Kiran Desai talks about what winning 2006's Booker prize has meant to her.

07, Aug, 2007 @2:59 PM

Haycast 02: Gordon Brown, Kiran Desai and David Mitchell

We discuss Hay's response to Gordon Brown's talk about courage, plus interviews with Kiran Desai and David Mitchell.

Sarah Crown

27, May, 2007 @11:02 AM

Haycast 02: 27.05.2007
Sarfraz Manzoor and Jonathan Freedland discuss Hay's response to Gordon Brown's talk about courage, plus interviews with novelists Kiran Desai and David Mitchell.

27, May, 2007 @10:38 AM

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Review The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

Alex Clark on The Inheritance of Loss

Alex Clark

26, May, 2007 @11:11 PM

Diary: May 5

Diary: The PEN World Voices festival in New York featured Paul Auster and Guillermo Arriaga, Vikram Chandra and Kiran Desai, Valentino Achak Deng and Dave Eggers, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Caryl Phillips and a tribute to Ryszard Kapuscinski.

04, May, 2007 @11:02 PM

Riazat Butt: People
Riazat Butt: Giles Foden | Ruth Scurr | Imogen Stubbs | Kiran Desai | Howard Davies | Forest Whitaker | Idi Amin | Britney Spears | Kevin Federline | Justin Timberlake | Jade Goody | Jack Dee | Frank Skinner | Dara O'Braian | Shilpa Shetty | Margaret Thatcher | Leigh Bowery | Brian Eno | Wolfgang Tillmans | Jon Savage | Derek Jarman | Julian Opie

Riazat Butt

23, Feb, 2007 @1:05 AM

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