'White Tiger' wins Man Booker prize

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Aravind Adiga was considered the longshot to win the prestigious Man Booker prize, according to an Associated Press report this morning, but the Indian author impressed the judges panel and won the 50,000-pound (about $88,0000) prize for his debut novel, The White Tiger.

Aravind Adiga
Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger is the story of a man's dreams of escaping his poor village life, by any means necessary, to attain success in the big city.

The 34-year-old Adiga was the youngest of the finalists, who included: Sebastian Barry for The Secret Scripture; Amitav Ghosh for Sea of Poppies; Steve Toltz for A Fraction of the Whole; Linda Grant for The Clothes on Their Backs, and Philip Hensher for The Northern Clemency.

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