Kiran Desai

Holtzbrinck Fellow - Class of Fall 2013

Writer, Cold Spring, New York

American Academy Project: The Loneliness of Sonia and Sunny
Current Location: New York


Kiran Desai was born in Chandigarh, India, and educated in India, England, and the United States, completing an MFA at Columbia University in 1999. Her first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, received the 1998 Betty Tr