Over the course of her glittering literary career, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala wrote some of the most wonderful novels of the twentieth century and screenplays to some of the most beloved films – but she was also a master of the short story form. This stunning new collection brings together the jewels in the crown of her writing: it is a showcase of astonishing storytelling power.
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala published twelve novels including the Booker Prize-winning Heat and Dust and five volumes of short stories. She also wrote more than a dozen screenplays, including Howard’s End and A Room with a View, for both of which she received an Academy Award. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala died in 2013.
Read: Aphrodisiac, The New Yorker
Review: At The End of the Century by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Lucy Popescu, Wasafiri
Prompt: Go back ten years. What was your life like? What’s changed? What filled you with joy and what made you feel sad? Now write from the perspective of your younger self at a moment of pure joy.