India’s Aravind Adiga has won the Man Booker Prize for his debut novel, The White Tiger.
The annual $101,400 Cdn award for the best novel in English by a writer from Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth was named in London on Tuesday.
Adiga, 34, a first-time novelist based in Mumbai, studied at Columbia and Oxford and has been Indian correspondent for Time magazine.
The White Tiger is about the son of a rickshaw puller who becomes a successful entrepreneur.
Six novels, from writers in Australia, Ireland, India and the U.K., were nominated to a short list.
The other nominees were:
- The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry.
- Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh.
- The Clothes on their Backs by Linda Grant.
- The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher.
- A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz.