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Debut with an impact

books Updated: Jan 12, 2011 02:15 IST

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London-based Indian writer Kishwar Desai has won UK’s prestigious Costa First Novel Award 2010 for her book

Witness by Night

, which addresses issues like unwanted girl child, gender prejudice and bias and men-women equality.

The Costa Book Awards are one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the UK and recognise books of the year by writers based in the UK and Ireland.