Kiran Desai - Quotes

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We think of immigration as a Western issue but, of course, it isn't. ---->>>

When you write on your own, you can write the extremes. No one else is watching and you can really go as far as you need to. ---->>>

If you write a lovely story about India, you're criticized for selling an exotic version of India. And if you write critically about India, you're seen as portraying it in a negative light - it also seems to be a popular way to present India, sort of mangoes and beggars. ---->>>

In India, if you are from the elite, dogs are extremely important. The breed of the dog indicates your wealth, that you are westernized. The cook, another human being, is on a much lower level than your dog. You see this all the time. ---->>>

The publishing world is very timid. Readers are much braver. ---->>>

I don't think you can write according to a set of rules and laws; every writer is so different. ---->>>

New York is a lovely city. It is an easy city to go back to and an easy city to leave. Every time I go there I immediately make travel plans.

New York is a lovely city. It is an easy city to go back to and an easy city to leave. Every time I go there I immediately make travel plans.

The Indian diaspora is a wonderful place to write from, and I am lucky to be part of it. ---->>>

I'm always in the kitchen, cooking and experimenting - I love it. And every now and then I think, 'I should write a cookbook' or, 'I should write for food magazines.' And then I get drawn back to writing fiction again. ---->>>

When I was growing up the publishing world seemed so far away. When my mother wrote a book, she would look up the address of publishers on the backs of the books she owned and send off her manuscript. ---->>>

I love Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Flannery O'Connor. I read a lot of American writers. ---->>>

I feel as comfortable anywhere as I feel uncomfortable anywhere. ---->>>

I do think that the modern India does belong to writers who are living in India. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Indian
Born: 09-03, 1971
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Occupation: Author
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Kiran Desai (born 3 September 1971) is an Indian author. Her novel The Inheritance of Loss won the 2006 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award.(wikipedia)