Winner- Man Booker prize 2008 for his debut novel “The White Tiger”
Vist the Library to read “The White Tiger”
Early life and education
Aravind Adiga was born in Chennai in 1974 to Kannadiga parents hailing from Mangalore, Karnataka. He grew up in Mangalore and studied atCanara High School, then at St. Aloysius’ College, where he completed his SSLC in 1990. He secured first rank in the state in SSLC. After emigrating to Sydney, Australia, with his family, he studied at James Ruse Agricultural High School. He studied English literature at Columbia University, New York, where he graduated as salutatorian in 1997, and at Magdalen College, Oxford.
Adiga began his journalistic career as a financial journalist, with pieces published in Financial Times, Money and the Wall Street Journal. His review of previous Booker Winner Peter Carey’s book, Oscar and Lucinda, appeared in The Second Circle, an online literary review. He was subsequently hired by TIME, where he remained a correspondent for three years before going freelance. During his freelance period, he wroteThe White Tiger.
Aravind Adiga’s debut novel, The White Tiger won the 2008 Booker Prize after competing with five other novels including Sea of Poppies byAmitav Ghosh. He is the fourth Indian-born author to win the prize, after Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai (V. S. Naipaul is of Indian ancestry, but not India-born).
Booker Prize winning speech
- The White Tiger: A Novel (Free Press, 2008)
- Official website
- Aravind Adiga UK Website – in English – Man Booker Prize Winner 2008
- TIME Magazine – Search Results for Aravind Adiga
- Articles by Aravind Adiga for The Second Circle, A Review of Contemporary Literature
- Aravind Adiga in Conversation with Hirsh Sawhney Brooklyn Rail, September 2008
- Interview with Aravind Adiga Untitled Books, April 2008
- Review of The White Tiger by The Telegraph
- Novel About India Wins the Man Booker Prize, The New York Times, October 14, 2008
Man Booker Prize for Fiction
P. H. Newby (1969) · Bernice Rubens (1970) · V. S. Naipaul (1971) · John Berger (1972) · James Gordon Farrell (1973) ·Nadine Gordimer / Stanley Middleton (1974) · Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (1975) · David Storey (1976) · Paul Scott (1977) · Iris Murdoch (1978) ·Penelope Fitzgerald (1979) · William Golding (1980)
Salman Rushdie (1981) · Thomas Keneally (1982) · J. M. Coetzee (1983) · Anita Brookner (1984) · Keri Hulme (1985) · Kingsley Amis (1986) ·Penelope Lively (1987) · Peter Carey (1988) · Kazuo Ishiguro (1989) · A. S. Byatt (1990) · Ben Okri (1991) ·Michael Ondaatje / Barry Unsworth (1992) · Roddy Doyle (1993) · James Kelman (1994) · Pat Barker (1995) · Graham Swift (1996) ·Arundhati Roy (1997) · Ian McEwan (1998) · J. M. Coetzee (1999) · Margaret Atwood (2000)