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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is the author of several novels, including Heat and Dust (1975), which won a Booker McConnell Prize and a National Book League award. In screenplay form, that work won an award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Her screenplay adaptation of E. M. Forster’s A Room with a View (1908) won a Writers Guild of America Award in 1986 and an Academy Award in 1987. Jhabvala’s screenplay Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990) received a New York Film Critics Circle Award. In 1993, her screenplay adaptation of Forster’s Howards End (1910) was nominated for an Academy Award.