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KIRAN DESAI WINS PRESTIGIOUS MAN BOOKER LITERARY PRIZE
Kiran Desai won the prestigious Man Booker Prize on Tuesday for "The Inheritance of Loss," an enchanting saga that moves from the Himalayas to New York City. The Booker Prize, which rewards the best book of the year by a writer from Britain, Ireland or a Commonwealth country, was set up in 1969 to reward merit, raise the stature of the author and encourage an interest in contemporary quality fiction ... more
NEW BOOK: AFTER THE TERROR: PROMOTING DIALOGUE AMONG CIVILIZATIONS; Edited by Professors Akbar Ahmed and Brian Forst; After Terror offers a sustained reflection by some of the world's most celebrated thinkers on the most pressing question of our time: how can we find ways to defuse the ticking bombs of terrorism and excessive interventions against it?
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