teaches writing at the New School University and the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College.
The writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (1927 – 2013) lived a life that spanned numerous wars and traversed the globe. She wrote novels and screenplays; Heat and Dust, her eighth, garnered the Man Booker Prize in 1975, and her E.M. Forster-adapted screenplays, A Room with a View and Howards End, both won Oscars. This month brings her posthumous collection of stories into the world, At the End of the Century (Counterpoint Press, 2018).
Its an investigation into deep grief and what shapes us, but also its a study in observational precision and the moments that add up to a life well-lived.