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aruna
10-17-2008, 03:14 PM
White Tiger (http://www.themanbookerprize.com/news/stories/1146)


Aravind Adiga (http://www.themanbookerprize.com/prize/authors/240) is tonight (Tuesday 14 October) named the winner of the 50,000 Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2008 for his novel The White Tiger (http://www.themanbookerprize.com/prize/books/358),published by Atlantic.
The thirty-three year old novelist was presented the prize at an awards ceremony at Guildhall, London. Adiga becomes the fourth debut novelist, and the second Indian debut novelist, to win the award in the forty year history of the prize. The three other debut novelists to have won the prize are Keri Hulme for her novel The Bone People in 1985, DBC Pierre in 2003 for his novel Vernon God Little and Arundhati Roy in 1997 for The God of Small Things.


Another book set in India; I am so eager to read it!

The crazy thing is this: a couple of weeks ago, I got a referral to this author's agent, who is very hot. She invited me to send in the ms and promised to read it "very soon". She also sent a follow up mail indicating she was reading my blog.

How soon is soon? I guess after the excitement of the Frankfurt Book Fair (now in progress) dies down she might have time to read it. Or maybe not. Maybe my dismal blog story put her off completely.

Chumplet
10-17-2008, 04:30 PM
Good luck with the agent, Aruna. I see bigger things for you! (Although you're doing pretty darn good already)