Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The White Tiger wins the Booker Prize. . .
Congrats to Aravind Adiga who wins the Man Booker Prize with his debut novel, The White Tiger, a novel that takes a look at the economic reality of modern India through the eyes of its villian narrator. The Guardian has more here, with one of the judges likening the novel to Macbeth. I'm disappointed for Sebastian Barry (my pick) but Adiga's novel definately sounds intriguing. And it has the added heft (in my view at least) of having been one of Eleanor's Dewey picks this spring - which is when I first heard about it.