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Irwin Allan Sealy (born 1951 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India) is a writer. His novel The Everest Hotel: A Calendar was shortlisted for the 1998 Booker prize.[1]

Irwin Allan Sealy
Born1951 (age 67–68)
Pen nameAllan Sealy



Allan was born in Allahabad and he went to La Martiniere School in Lucknow and then on to St. Stephen's College, Delhi University.[2] He has worked in Canada, the USA, New Zealand and Australia.[citation needed]

His first novel The Trotter Nama was published in 1988 and tells the story of seven generations of an Anglo-Indian family.[citation needed]

He now lives in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.[citation needed]


List of worksEdit

  • The Trotter-Nama: A Chronicle, (New York: Knopf, 1988; London: Penguin Books, 1990; New York: Viking Penguin, 1990) ISBN 0-14-010210-8.
  • Hero: A Fable, (London: Secker and Warburg, 1991, 288pp) ISBN 0-436-44478-X.
  • From Yukon to Yukatan: a Western Journey, (London: Secker & Warburg, 1994., 323pp) ISBN 0-436-44479-8.
  • The Everest Hotel: A Calendar, (London: Doubleday, 1998, 331pp) ISBN 0-385-41033-6.
  • The Brainfever Bird, (London: Picador, 2003, 320pp) ISBN 0-330-41143-8.
  • Red: An Alphabet (London: Picador, 2006, 343pp) ISBN 0-330-41147-0.
  • The Small Wild Goose Pagoda: An Almanack (New Delhi: Aleph, 2014, 300pp) ISBN 978-9383064489.
  • Zelaldinus: A Masque (New Delhi: Aleph/Almost Island, 2017, 168pp) ISBN 978-9386021076.


  1. ^ Puppets on a String Mithu Banerji in the Observer 23 March 2003 Guardian Unlimited accessed June 2007
  2. ^ St. Stephen's College, Delhi (1 August 2000). "Distinguished Alumni". St. Stephen's College, Delhi. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 24 June 2007.
  3. ^ Award for writing in English in 1991 Archived 13 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine accessed July 2007
  4. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015.

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