Irwin Allan Sealy
Irwin Allan Sealy is awarded the Padma Shri
Irwin Allan Sealy is awarded the Padma Shri
Born1951 (age 72–73)
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Pen nameAllan Sealy

Irwin Allan Sealy (born 1951) is an Indian writer. His novel The Everest Hotel: A Calendar was shortlisted for the 1998 Booker prize.[1]


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.[3]

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


List of works


  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. ^ "I. Allan Sealy -- English Writer: The South Asian Literary Recordings Project (Library of Congress New Delhi Office)". Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  4. ^ Award for writing in English in 1991 Archived 13 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine accessed July 2007
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.