Aravind Adiga

Author: Aravind Adiga

Profile: Aravind Adiga was born in Chennai, Madras and spent his growing up years in Mangalore. He started his career at Financial Times from 2000 as a financial journalist. Time magazine hired him from 2003 for 3 years as correspondent after which he started freelancing.

He resides in Mumbai, Maharashtra currently. When he was just 33 years old he won the Man Booker Prize for, The White Tiger, his debut novel. The White Tiger, takes the form of a series of unsent letters from a murderer, Balram Halwai to the Chinese premier. Balram Halwai left his village to take up a job in Delhi as a chauffeur.

His novel, Between the Assassinations (2009) is a about the life of residents over a period of 7 years in a town in India, between the assassinations of Mrs. Indira Gandhi and Rajiv, her son.

His family and he emigrated to Sydney, Australia and later studied English at Columbia College of Columbia University, in New York City and attained the M.Phil degree at Magdalen College, Oxford. The articles he wrong on arts, business and politics have appeared in a number of publications.

Writing style: Narrative technique used by Aravind Adiga in his novels, is postmodernist. Without being synonymous with the language, he expresses culture through it. For Aravind, style is the very soul and essence of work. Besides covering the stock market he has also interviewed Donald Trump, amongst others.

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Awards and Acknowledgements:

2008 – The White Tiger

2008 – Between the Assassinations

2011 – Last Man in Tower

2016 – Selection Day

2020 – Amnesty

Short Stories

2008 – The Sultan’s Battery

2008 – Smack

2008 – Last Christmas in Bandra

2009 – The Elephant

Other works

2008 – Between the Assassinations (released in India)

Mid-2009 – Between the Assassinations (released in the UK and US)

2011 – Las Man in Tower

2016 – Selection Day

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