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Oscar Winner Author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala died in New York

Apr 4, 2013 12:15 IST

Ruth Prawer JhabvalaOscar and Booker Prize winner writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala died on 3 April 2013 in Manhattan, New York after a long illness. She died at the age of 85 and is survived by her three daughters, her husband Cyrus Jhabvala and six grandchildren.

About Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

• She was a long time member of Merchant Ivory Productions and wrote 22 films for it over a period of four decades
• Her long association with Merchant Ivory Productions won her two Academy Awards (Oscars) for her work on the films A Room with a View and Howards End, an adaptation of the E.M. Forster novels.
• She won her booker in 1975 for her fiction Heat and Dust
• She wrote 19 novels and short stories during her carrier span of more than five decades
• She lived in India for a period of about two-decades

Her last story was published in the New Yorker Magazine in its March 2013 issue with the title The Judge’s Will.

Quick Digest

Who: Writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Where: Manhattan , New York

What: Died

When: 3 April 2013

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