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1. Salman Rushdie is a British-Indian author who has won numerous awards including the Booker Prize for Fiction and the Whitbread Novel Award. Which of his books caused Ayatollah Khomeini, the then leader of Iran, to pronounce a fatwa (death sentence) on him?
2. Arundhati Roy won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her debut novel 'The God of Small Things', the only one she's written so far (till 2007). Since then she's been involved in politics and various other social causes. In 2004, she was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize.
3. Name this Indo-Canadian writer who has won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize twice for 'Such A Long Journey' (1992) and 'A Fine Balance' (1996).
4. Jhumpa Lahiri is a second generation Indian who was born in London, England and currently lives in New York City. Her first book 'Interpreter of Maladies', a collection of short stories, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000. What is the name of her second book, a full-length novel, which has been made into a film?
5. Shashi Tharoor was in the news when he campaigned to succeed Kofi Annan as the Secretary-General of the United Nations. However, he lost to Ban Ki-moon of South Korea. Which of the following is NOT a book written by him?
6. This author has been short-listed for the Booker Prize thrice as of 2007 but is yet to win it. However, her daughter won the Booker Prize in 2006 for her second novel. Name this mother-daughter duo.
7. R. K. Narayan is one of the most widely read Indian novelists. He wrote for more than fifty years including travelogues, English translations of Indian epics and his memoirs 'My Days'. Which of these is a fictional town created by him?
8. V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad and Tobago and is a British novelist whose ancestors were from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, India. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001. Is it true that he declined to be made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)?
9. This author's novels include 'The Hungry Tide', 'The Glass Palace' and 'The Shadow Lines'. He refused the Eurasian Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 2001.
10. Sake Dean Mahomet is considered to be the first Indian to write in the English language.
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