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Author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala dies at age 85


AWARD-WINNING novelist and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, author of Heat and Dust and many other books set in India, died on Wednesday (April 4) at the age of 85, her Los Angeles agent said.

 

Jhabvala died at her home in New York City, a spokesman for Hollywood agency Paradigm told reporters. The spokesman did not give the cause of her death but said she had been sick for some time.

 

Jhabvala also worked on several movie adaptations with filmmakers James Ivory

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