Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The White Tiger wins the 2008 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

The White TigerAravind 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:
"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."

2 comments:

  1. Shocked and entertained. Wow. That is some ideal applause!

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