Indian Writer Wins Man Booker Prize

Aravind Adiga’s first novel, The White Tiger, took home the Man Booker Prize last night (as well as £50,000). The prize aims to recognize the very best in fiction each year, and Adiga was one of six authors shortlisted for the award. He is the fourth debut novelist, and second Indian debut author, to win in the forty years the prize has been awarded. The novel itself tells of an Indian man’s rise from rural village life to entrepeneurial success, which the judges described as “compelling, angry, and darkly humorous.”

Prior winners of the Man Booker prize include Yann Martel (Life of Pi), Roddy Doyle (Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha), and V.S. Naipaul (In A Free State), among many others.

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