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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Ruth Prawer JhabvalaAKA Ruth Prawer

Born: 7-May-1927
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: 3-Apr-2013
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: Illness

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Screenwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Heat and Dust

Resided in India (1951-75), New York City thereafter.

Husband: Cyrus S. H. Jhabvala (architect, m. 1951, three daughters)
Daughter: Firoza

    University: MA English, Queen Mary College, London (1951)

    Man Booker Prize for Fiction 1975 for Heat and Dust
    Oscar for Best Screenplay (another medium) 1987 for A Room with a View
    Oscar for Best Screenplay (another medium) 1993 for Howards End
    Guggenheim Fellowship
    Polish Ancestry Paternal
    German Ancestry Maternal

Author of books:
To Whom She Will (1955, novel)
The Nature of Passion (1956, novel)
Esmond in India (1958, novel)
The Householder (1960, novel)
Get Ready for the Battle (1962, novel)
Like Birds, Like Fishes: And Other Stories (1963, short stories)
A Backward Place (1965, novel)
A Stronger Climate (1968, short stories)
An Experience of India (1971, short stories)
A New Dominion (1972, novel)
Heat and Dust (1975, novel)
How I Became a Holy Mother: And Other Stories (1976, short stories)
In Search of Love and Beauty (1983, novel)
Three Continents (1987, novel)
Poet & Dancer (1993, novel)
Shards of Memory (1995, novel)

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