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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

RUTH PRAWER JHABVALA , born in 1927, wrote several novels and short stories, and in collaboration with James Ivory and Ismail Merchant, she won two Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay (for Howards End and A Room with a View ). She won the Booker Prize in 1975 for Heat and Dust . She died in 2013.