Find the best quotes by Kiran Desai.
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…
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,…
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…
We think of immigration as a Western issue but, of course, it isn’t.
The publishing world is very timid. Readers are much braver.
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…
I don’t think you can write according to a set of rules and laws; every writer is so different.
I do think that the modern India does belong to writers who are living in India.
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…
The Indian diaspora is a wonderful place to write from, and I am lucky to be part of it.
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.
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…
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