Aravind Adiga has won the prestigious Man Booker prize for his first novel, The White Tiger, which features a protagonist who will use any means necessary to fulfill his dream of escaping impoverished village life for success in the big city.
The 50,000 pound prize, celebrating its 40th year this year, is among the world’s highest-profile literary awards and is awarded to the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the Commonwealth of former British colonies or the Republic of Ireland.
Shortlisted novels this year included:
*The white tiger by Aravind Adiga ~ born in India but partly raised in Australia. Now living in Mumbai, India.
The secret scripture by Sebastian Barry ~ Ireland.
*The northern clemency by Philip Hensher ~ Britain.
(book links to Fantastic Fiction) *means the library has this title already, or it is on order.