Allan Sealy

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Irwin Allan Sealy
Born 1951 (age 62–63)
Allahabad
Pen name Allan Sealy
Occupation Writer
Nationality Indian
Period 1990-

Irwin Allan Sealy is a writer born in 1951 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. His novel The Everest Hotel: A Calendar was shortlisted for the 1998 Booker prize.[1]

Biography[edit]

Allan was born in Allahabad and he went to La Martiniere School in Lucknow and then on to St. Stephen's College, Delhi University.[2] He has worked in Canada, the USA, New Zealand and Australia.

His first novel The Trotter Nama was published in 1988 and tells the story of seven generations of an Anglo-Indian family. It includes references to his former school which is thinly disguised.

He now lives in Dehra Dun.

Awards[edit]

List of works[edit]

  • The Trotter-Nama: A Chronicle, (New York: Knopf, 1988; London: Penguin Books, 1990; New York: Viking Penguin, 1990) ISBN 0-14-010210-8.
  • Hero: A Fable, (London: Secker and Warburg, 1991, 288pp) ISBN 0-436-44478-X.
  • From Yukon to Yukatan: a Western Journey, (London: Secker & Warburg, 1994., 323pp) ISBN 0-436-44479-8.
  • The Everest Hotel: A Calendar, (London: Doubleday, 1998, 331pp) ISBN 0-385-41033-6.
  • The Brainfever Bird, (London: Picador, 2003, 320pp) ISBN 0-330-41143-8.
  • Red: An Alphabet (London: Picador, 2006, 343pp) ISBN 0-330-41147-0.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Puppets on a String Mithu Banerji in the Observer March 23rd 2003 Guardian Unlimited accessed June 2007
  2. ^ St. Stephen's College, Delhi (2000-08-01). "Distinguished Alumni". St. Stephen's College, Delhi. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  3. ^ Award for writing in English in 1991 accessed July 2007

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