Author(s): Vikram Seth
The perfect travel book' New Statesman Hitch-hiking, walking, slogging through rivers and across leech-ridden hills, Vikram Seth travelled through Sinkiang and Tibet to Nepal: from Heaven Lake to the Himalayas. By breaking away from the reliable routes of organised travel, he transformed his journey into an unusual and intriguing exploration of one of the world's least known areas. 'Vikram Seth is already the best writer of his generation' Daniel Johnson, The Tmes
From Heaven Lake won the Thomas Cook Travel Award in 1983 Already reprinted five times in Phoenix paperback A Suitable Boy and An Equal Music were world-wide bestsellers An Equal Music has already sold over quarter of a million copies in paperback Hardback and paperback editions of A Suitable Boy were Sunday Times number 1 bestsellers. Half a million copies sold of paperback edition of A Suitable Boy Vikram Seth is the winner of the 1994 Commonwealth Writers Prize (A Suitable Boy)
Winner of Thomas Cook Travel Book Awards Narrative Travel Book Category 1983 and Thomas Cook Travel Book Award 1983.
Vikram Seth was born in 1952. He trained as an economist and has lived for several years each in England, California, China and India. He is the author of A Suitable Boy, which was an international number one bestseller, An Equal Music and several other novels. He has also written five volumes of poetry including Beastly Tales.