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Desai, Anita

(Encyclopedia)Desai, Anita d?s? [key], 1937?, Indian fiction writer, b. Mussoorie as Anita Mazumdar, grad. Delhi Univ. (B.A., 1957). A prolific novelist, she often paints a subtly intelligent and darkly evoca...

Banville, John

(Encyclopedia)Banville, John, 1945?, Irish novelist. His novels, which stress language over plot and narrative, are written in a dense, elaborate, and highly original blend of poetry and prose. They are allusive,...

Flanagan, Richard

(Encyclopedia)Flanagan, Richard, 1961?, Australian novelist, b. Longford, Tasmania, studied Univ. of Tasmania (grad. 1982), Oxford (Rhodes scholar). Flanagan, whose novels explore the past and present of his nati...

Barnes, Julian Patrick

(Encyclopedia)Barnes, Julian Patrick, English author, 1946?. During the 1970s and 80s he was a critic and editor for the New Statesman and New Review, a correspondent for The New Yorker, and a writer and editor f...

Booker Prize

(Encyclopedia)Booker Prize, an award of 50,000 (originally 5,000) for the best novel of the year published in English in Great Britain; prior to 2014, it was only given to a British, Irish, or Commonwealth writ...

Coetzee, J. M.

(Encyclopedia)Coetzee, J. M. (John Maxwell Coetzee)kts? [key], 1940?, South African novelist, b. John Michael Coetzee. Educated at the Univ. of Cape Town (M.A. 1963) and the Univ. of Texas (Ph.D. 1969), he t...

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