Desai, Desai, Daswani, Durjoy #AToZChallenge

The 4thletter has inspired me to try and encompass as many authors as I can find for the alphabet. So I think it was destined that I talk about 4 authors today. So cool; 4th alphabet = 4 authors.

I start with the supper acclaimed and talented Anita Desai, a writer who needs no introduction. She is followed by her own daughter; Kiran Desai. The winner of the Man Booker Prize. Both ladies are stars in their own right but of course Anita Desai is an institution in herself!

Next another lady graces the blog with her romantic, thoughtful and very current books; Kavita Daswani has been writing and shares the foreign and Indian sentiment perfectly.

I finish the alphabet D with the cute, handsome dude; Durjoy Dutta who looks like a star rather than a writer but his books say otherwise. Read along and tell me which one you plan to read first?

Anita Mazumdar Desai (born 24 June 1937) is an Indian novelist and the Emerita John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology& has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times; she received a Sahitya Academy Award in 1978 for her novel Fire on the Mountain, from the Sahitya Academy, India’s National Academy of Letters;  she won the British Guardian Prize for The Village by the Sea.

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 Desai is the daughter of Anita Desai, herself short-listed for the Booker Prize on three occasions.   Her first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, was published in 1998 and received accolades from such notable figures as Salman Rushdie.  It won the Betty Trask Award  a prize given by the Society of Authors for the best new novels by citizens of theCommonwealth of Nations under the age of 35.
Her second book, The Inheritance of Loss, (2006) was widely praised by critics throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. It won the 2006 Man Booker Prize, as well as the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award.

Kavita Daswani is an American author who started her career as a journalist for South China Morning Post when she only seventeen. Now in her thirties, she has written several novels for grown-ups and young adults that represent her passion and love for the Indian culture. In her books, we see how young Indian girls are trying to break away from their tradition in pursuit of their dreams. She also brings some of her own life’s experiences into her books.

She has been a fashion correspondent for CNN, CNBC Asia, and Women’s Wear Daily, has written for the Los Angeles Times and the International Herald Tribune, among many other publications, and has been the fashion editor for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.

Follow her at twitter to know more

Durjoy Datta  is a novelist, a screenwriter, an entrepreneur and a motivational speaker.He did his post graduation from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, and majored in marketing and finance. He started writing while he was still in final year of his college.
Durjoy Datta’s first book, Of Course I Love You! (co-authored with Maanvi Ahuja) was released in 2008 while he was twenty one and was still in college. The book was a coming of age story of an awkward, young, overprotected boy and how his life changes during the four years he spends at Delhi College of Engineering. The book was a sleeper hit of the year.
 He’s the bestselling author of nine blockbuster novels – Of Course I Love You! (2008), Now That You’re Rich (2009), She Broke Up, I Didn’t. (2010), Ohh Yes, I’m Single! (2010), You Were My Crush (2011), If It’s Not Forever! (2012), Till The Last Breath (2012), Someone Like You (2013), and Hold My Hand (2013). All his novels have found prominence in various bestseller lists and continue to feature in them. His books predominantly deal with subjects of love, relationships, disability, drug abuse, sexuality and death.
Durjoy is the co-founder of Grapevine India Publisher Pvt. Ltd., a mainstream English language publisher which promotes young talent in the publishing industry. He is also a motivational speaker and has spoken in over 100 colleges and schools on the topics of entrepreneurship, writing, marketing, passions etc. Durjoy Datta is  considered as one of the most aggressive and  the best selling writers in contemporary India.
 You can email him at or follow him on twitter (@durjoydatta) or like his Facebook  fanpage 

So here are my choices for D, Which is your favorite? 

I am writing about INCREDIBLE INDIAN AUTHORS for the A to Z Challenge 2015.

Author bio from respective websites and wikipedia.

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