Irwin Allan Sealy Biography | Author of "The Everest Hotel"

Born - 1951, Allahabad in India
Gender –Male
Occupation - Writer
One of India’s post-Independence writers, Allan Sealy was born in 1951 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. After education in Lucknow, he attended Delhi University, then studied and worked in the United States, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Now he spends a lot of his time in Dehra Dun. His eye for place and his reminiscent metaphors are perceptible in all his novels and in his travelogue, From Yukon to Yukatan. Sealy’s first novel, The Trotter-Nama: A history is a story of seven generations of an Anglo-Indian family. His more new novel, The Everest Hotel: A Calendar, gained him an worldwide following after being short-listed for the Booker Prize in 1998.

According to Alex Tickell of the University of York, Allan Sealy has introduce “a unforgettable cast of characters in The Everest Hotel and his talents are evenly apparent in the shining expressive passages in the content, and in his think for the lighter brushwork of likely detail, and shade of color and texture.”

Allan Sealy has win a amount of awards for his text include the Commonwealth Best Book Award in 1989, Sahitya Akademi Award in 1991 and the Crossword Book Award in 1998.

Awards –
● Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best First Book, Europe and South Asia, in 1989
● Sahitya Akademi Award in 1991
● Crossword Book Award in 1998

List of works 
● The Trotter-Nama: A Chronicle (1988)
● Hero: A Fable (1991)
● From Yukon to Yukatan: a Western Journey (1994)
● The Everest Hotel: A Calendar (1998)
● The Brainfever Bird (2003)
● Red: An Alphabet (2006)

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