ARAVIND ADIGA

  • William Dalrymple, Rushdie top authors' reading list December 28, 2012

    New Delhi: When leading authors like Aravind Adiga, Jeet Thayil and Amit Chaudhuri were not writing in 2012, they were reading a lot be it works of Naresh Fernandes, William Dalrymple or Anjali Joseph. Mumbaibased journalist Fernandes' book "Taj Mahal Foxtrot: The Story of Bombay's Jazz Age" topped the reading...
  • Indians who have won the Man Booker in the past July 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian author and poet Jeet Thayil features among 12 authors longlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his book Narcopolis. The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary award...
  • What the Adigas and the Khairs read in 2011! December 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The year 2011 saw a lot on the writing front but prominent writers like Aravind Adiga, Tabish Khair and Manu Joseph, who were also reading a lot. "I've enjoyed "The Essential Tagore," an anthology published by the Harvard University Press, which has selections from Tagore's essays, poems,...
  • It needs more than love to write about India August 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Stepping into the soul of India is not easy for a foreign writer; the journey needs more than mere love for the country. The process requires an identification with history, facts at fingertips and an uncanny nose for immediate sociopolitical contexts, show landmark books written over the years. When...
  • 'Last Man in Tower' a dark tale of stereotypes July 14, 2011

    Vishram Society is a middle class building. Once pink, now a rainwaterstained, funguslicked grey, surrounded by mangroves and malarial clouds in Vakola a cluster of ambiguous dots that cling polyplike to the underside of the domestic airport. It is home to respectable middle class people a retired accountant,...
  • Summer solstice: new novels from Ghosh, Adiga May 11, 2011

    June will be a big bang month for English fiction from Indian writers with global reputations. If you're compiling your summer reading list, make sure you include what promises to be an awesome twosome: Amitav Ghosh's 'River of Smoke', the second novel in the Ibis Trilogy. And Aravind Adiga's 'Last...
  • No Indian writer in 2009 Man Booker long list July 29, 2009

    London: No Indian writer has been able to make it to the long list of the Man Booker prize this year. The noted writer JM Coetzee, who won the prestigious prize in 1983 and 1999, is in the running again for his book Summertime. The long list for the leading literary...
  • Nandan Nilekani, Aravind Adiga top bestseller lists December 5, 2008

    New Delhi: Corporate honcho Nandan Nilekani's Imagining India dominates nonfiction this week while Aravind Adiga's White Tiger continues to roar on the top two slots in the fiction category of bestsellers. That is something for India to smile about as terror has sapped away enthusiasm. The top 10 in the...
  • Adiga pens a new plot, focusses on new India again October 27, 2008

    New Delhi: Writer Aravind Adiga will soon release a new novel barely a month after winning the prestigious Booker prize for his book The White Tiger. Between the Assassinations, which Adiga wrote before The White Tiger, is a collection of short stories and is being published by Picador in India. It...
  • Booker in pocket, Aravind Adiga sacks agent October 26, 2008

    London: India's Booker prize winning novelist Aravind Adiga has "sacked" his agent who is widely credited with helping him win the prestigious 50,000pound award. 34yearold Adiga, whose debut book The White Tiger, won the Booker this year, has suddenly parted company with the William Morris Agency, the world's biggest literary talent...
  • FTN: Can't write off books even in the age of TV October 16, 2008

    Aravind Adiga, the 33yearold, Chennaiborn author on Tuesday won the Man Booker Prize in London for his debut novel The White Tiger. The judges hailed the book as an extraordinary portrait of modern India. After V S Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai, Adiga is the fifth writer of Indian...
  • Aravind Adiga wins Man Booker Prize for The White Tiger October 15, 2008

    London: A little tired and Jet lagged but enjoying every moment in spotlight. On Tuesday night Aravind Adiga became the fourth India born author to win the Booker prize. Thirtythreeyear old Adiga's debut novel, The White Tiger was chosen from a shortlist of six other books. The list also included...
  • Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger wins Booker | Wish him October 15, 2008

    New Delhi: Indian writing in English has come a long way and now it has Aravind Adigas Man Booker Prize 2008 to show for it. Adiga won the prized catch, incidentally in its 40th year. Aravind Adiga's debut novel, The White Tiger is about contemporary India. Adiga has also made it...
  • Booker prize to be announced today, 2 Indians in row October 14, 2008

    New Delhi : The prestigious Man Booker Prize winner for 2008 will be announced on Tuesday in London. With two debut novelists including Indian Aravind Adiga in the shortlist along with Amitav Ghosh, the competition looks stiff for the 50,000 pound prize. All the six books nominated for the...
  • Two Indian writers in Man Booker Prize shortlist September 10, 2008

    London: The shortlist for Man Booker 2008 is out and two Indian authors have made it to the list. The two Indian authors, Aravind Adiga and Amitav Ghosh, have made it to the shortlist for Man Booker Prize for Fiction for the year 2008 that was announced in London on...
  • Ghosh, Adiga shortlisted for Man Booker Prize September 9, 2008

    London: Authors Amitav Ghosh and debutant Aravind Adiga have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for 2008 on Tuesday. However, author Salman Rushdie failed to make the 2008 Man Booker Prize shortlist for literature. Ghosh's widelyacclaimed Sea of Poppies and Adiga's The White Tiger beat Rushdie's The Enchantress of...
  • Indian authors book their place in Man Booker Longlist August 3, 2008

    New Delhi: On Tuesday this year's Man Booker Longlist was announced in London. And marking their position on the list are three Indian authors, Salman Rushdie who is back on the list after winning the Booker of Bookers for the second time. And giving him company on the list are...