Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Apr 4, 2013 — Also: Mark Twain's advice to little girls; Benjamin Lytal on Vladimir Nabokov; and author and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has died.
Apr 3, 2013 — Her scripts gave the sprawling Merchant-Ivory films substance. She won her first screenwriting Oscar for A Room With a View and her second for Howard's End. She won the Booker Prize in 1975 for her novel Heat and Dust. The cause of death was complications of a pulmonary condition. Jhabvala was 85.