Posted: April 7, 2013 at 1:53 a.m.

Academy Award winner, novelist Jhabvala Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, the German-born screenwriter and novelist who, as the writing member of the Merchant Ivory filmmaking team, won two Academy Awards for adaptations of genteel, class-conscious E.M. Forster novels, died Wednesday at her home in Manhattan. She was 85.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 16 on 04/07/2013