The winner of the 2008 Man Booker Prize–which constantly touts itself as “the most prestigious literary prize”–has been announced: it’s White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. This is the Indian author’s first novel.
White Tiger chronicles one man’s rise from poverty to power in contemporary India. He’s something of an anti-hero, and the story has been called a modern Macbeth.–David E
UPDATE: The Independent has a nice story about Adiga, his backstory, and his book.