"The White Tiger prevailed because the judges felt that it shocked and entertained in equal measure.
"The novel undertakes the extraordinarily difficult task of gaining and holding the reader's sympathy for a thoroughgoing villain. The book gains from dealing with pressing social issues and significant global developments with astonishing humour."
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Aravind Adiga has won the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2008 for his debut novel The White Tiger. Chair of the judges, Michael Portillo, said: