Anita Desai

Anita Desai’s books include Cry, The Peacock; Fire on the Mountain; the children’s story The Village by the Sea; Journey to Ithaca, Baumgartner’s Bombay; In Custody, which was filmed by Merchant-Ivory; and Fasting, Feasting. She has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times. She teaches in the department of Writing and Humanistic Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and lives in Cambridge, Mass.