Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Aravind Adiga wins literature's Man Booker prize

LONDON - Aravind Adiga won the prestigious Man Booker award Tuesday for his first novel "The White Tiger."

Adiga won the $87,000 prize for his book about a protagonist who will use any means necessary to fulfill his dream of escaping impoverished village life for success in the big city. At 34, Adiga was the youngest of the finalists for the literary prize.

The chairman of the judges, Michael Portillo, said the book was an impressive work.

"The novel is in many ways perfect. It is quite difficult to find any structural flaws with it," he said.

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