Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Aravind Adiga wins literature's Man Booker prize

Aravind Adiga has won the prestigious Man Booker prize for his first novel.
Adiga's novel "The White Tiger" features a protagonist who will use any means necessary to fulfill his dream of escaping impoverished village life for success in the big city.

Name: Aravind Adiga
Date of birth: 1974
Place of birth: Chennai, India
Education: India, Australia, USA (Columbia Univ. NYC), UK (Oxford Univ.)

He completed his schooling in India and Australia. He graduated from Columbia University in New York with a B.A. in English literature - among his teachers was Simon Schama. After his B.A., he went on a scholarship from Columbia to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he received his M.Phil. in English literature (among his tutors at Oxford was Hermione Lee). He entered journalism in 2000 through an internship at the Washington, DC bureau of the Financial Times.
Stay up to date on your PC, the Web, and your mobile phone with Windows Live.

No comments: