* 1 Biography
* 1.1 Early life and education * 1.2 Career * 1.3 Booker Prize * 1.4 Other works
* 2 Bibliography
* 2.1 Novels * 2.2 Short stories
* 3 References * 4 External links
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Aravind Adiga was born in
Adiga grew up in Mangalore and studied at Canara High School , then at St. Aloysius College , where he completed his SSLC in 1990 and secured the first place in his state in SSLC (his elder brother, Anand, had placed second in SSLC and first in PUC in the state).
After emigrating to
Adiga began his journalistic career as a financial journalist, interning at the Financial Times . With pieces published in the Financial Times and Money , he covered the stock market and investment, interviewing, amongst others, Donald Trump . His review of previous Booker Prize winner Peter Carey 's book, Oscar and Lucinda , appeared in The Second Circle, an online literary review.
He was subsequently hired by TIME , where he remained a South Asia
correspondent for three years before going freelance. During this
freelance period, he wrote The White Tiger.
Aravind Adiga now lives in
Aravind Adiga's debut novel, The White Tiger , won the 2008 Booker Prize . He is the fourth Indian-born author to win the prize, after Salman Rushdie , Arundhati Roy , and Kiran Desai . ( V. S. Naipaul , another winner, is ethnically Indian but was born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad.) The five other authors on the shortlist included one other Indian writer ( Amitav Ghosh ) and another first-time writer ( Steve Toltz ). The novel studies the contrast between India's rise as a modern global economy and the lead character, Balram, who comes from crushing rural poverty.
“ At a time when India is going through great changes and, with China, is likely to inherit the world from the West, it is important that writers like me try to highlight the brutal injustices of society. That's what I'm trying to do – it is not an attack on the country, it's about the greater process of self-examination. ”
Shortly after he won the prize, it was alleged that Adiga had, the
previous year, sacked the agent who had secured his contract with
Adiga's second book, Between the Assassinations , was released in India in November 2008 and in the US and UK in mid-2009; twelve interlinked short stories comprise this book. His second novel and third published book, Last Man in Tower , was published in the UK in 2011. His third novel, Selection Day, was scheduled to be published on 8 Sept 2016.
* The White Tiger : A Novel. Atlantic Books, Ltd (UK), Free Press (US), 2008 *