Man Booker Winner

In London, the Man Booker Award has just been announced. Aravind Adiga has won for The White Tiger. At 33, he is the youngest of the nominated authors and this is his first novel, published here in hardcover in April, to strong reviews. Libraries are still showing holds.

According to The Guardian, the final judging was “closely fought.” Adiga was a surprise winner, beating out veterans Sebastian Barry (The Secret Scripture) and Amitav Ghosh (whose book Sea of Poppies was just published in the U.S. today).

In an interview with the BBC the day before the announcement, the author said the tone of the book is “meant to be provocative and even a bit nasty at times. It’s meant to get people thinking.”

The book is being released in trade paperback today. It is also available in audio from Tantor.

The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga

  • Hardcover: $24; 288 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press;  (April 22, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1416562591
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416562597
  • Paperback: $14; 304 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press (October 14, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1416562605
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416562603
  • Audio CD;  Unabridged; 7 Audio CDs (Library Binder Pkg), $55.99
  • Publisher: Tantor Media; (April 22, 2008)
  • ISBN-13: 9781400136650

One Response to “Man Booker Winner”

  1. Booker has a winner « Collection Developments @ Sno-Isle Says:

    […] Adiga’s “The White Tiger” has snagged this year’s Man Booker which will hopefully line the pockets of the author.