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Also Known As: Died: April 3, 2013
Born: May 7, 1927 Cause of Death: Complications of a Pulmonary Condition
Birth Place: Cologne, , DE Profession: Writer ...
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1939:
Immigrated to England
1951:
Moved to Delhi after marrying architect C.S.H. Jhabvala
1955:
Made publishing debut with novel <i>To Whom She Will</i>; released in U.S. as <i>Amrita</i>
1961:
First met James Ivory and Ismail Merchant at her New Delhi home when they came to request permission to film her novel <i>The Householder</i>; adaptation was her first screenplay, released 1963
1965:
Penned "Shakespeare-Wallah"
1975:
Received Man Booker Prize, Britain's highest literary honor for novel <i>Heat and Dust</i>
1979:
First Henry James adaptation, "The Europeans"
1983:
Made producing debut (with Merchant and Ivory) with documentary "The Courtesans of Bombay"
1983:
Adapted own novel to feature film "Heat and Dust" for Merchant Ivory
1984:
Scripted screen version of Henry James novel "The Bostonians"
1986:
Received Oscar for screenplay adaptation of E. M. Forster's "A Room with a View," a Merchant Ivory production
1988:
First screenplay not produced by Merchant Ivory team, "Madame Sousatzka"; co-wrote film with director John Schlesinger
1992:
Won second Academy Award for adapting Forster's "Howards End" for Merchant Ivory
1993:
Adapted "The Remains of the Day" from the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro
1995:
Wrote historical drama "Jefferson in Paris"
1998:
Penned screenplay for "A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries," adapted from Kaylie Jones' autobiographical novel
2000:
Third adaptation of Henry James, "The Golden Bowl"
2003:
With James Ivory, co-wrote screenplay for "Le divorce" based on Diane Johnson's novel
2009:
Final screenplay, "The City of Your Final Destination"; adapted from novel by Peter Cameron
2011:
Published last short-story collection <i>A Lovesong for India</i>

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