Oct 16, 2008

Arvind Adiga wins Booker for "The White Tiger"

Arvind Adiga
The 2008 Man Booker Prize for Fiction went to Arvind Adiga, an young Indian writer, for his debut novel "The White Tiger." Arvind, 33, was born in Chennai, India and moved to Australia when he was 15. This is a great achievement for the young writer, who was the youngest among the six shortlisted writers - Amitav Ghosh, Linda Grant, Steve Toltz, Philip Hensher, and Sebastian Berry.

The White Tiger
"The White Tiger" is the story of Balram, a young Indian born in the "darkness" of rural India who is seduced by the underbelly of Delhi through his work as a driver to the son of a wealthy landlord.

Adiga is the fourth Indian writer to win a Booker after Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai. He received the prestigious £50,000 award at a ceremony in London.


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