Friday, October 17, 2008

Man Booker Prize announced

Aravind Adiga has been awarded the Booker Prize for his book THE WHITE TIGER. According to the Booker website, the book's synopsis is as follows:

"Born in a village in heartland India, the son of a rickshaw puller, Balram is taken out of school by his family and put to work in a teashop. As he crushes coals and wipes tables, he nurses a dream of escape - of breaking away from the banks of Mother Ganga, into whose depths have seeped the remains of a hundred generations. The White Tiger is a tale of two Indias. Balram’s journey from darkness of village life to the light of entrepreneurial success is utterly amoral, brilliantly irreverent, deeply endearing and altogether unforgettable."

The prize, which started 4o years ago, is awarded to the book considered the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the British Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.


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