17 octobre 2008

Booker Prize 2008 : Aravind Adiga

je transmets cette information sur l'attribution du prix littéraire Man Booker Prize 2008 :

Aravind Adiga has been named the winner of the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for his novel The White Tiger.
Announced on 14 October at an awards ceremony at Guildhall, London, Adiga became the fourth debut novelist to win the coveted prize.
Shortlisted runners-up Steve Toltz, Linda Grant, Philip Hensher, Amitav Ghosh and Sebastian Barry each received £2,500 with all authors, including Adiga, also receiving a designer-bound edition of their book.

Head of judges, Michael Portillo commented: "The judges found the decision difficult because the shortlist contained such strong candidates. In the end, The White Tiger prevailed because the judges felt that it shocked and entertained in equal measure."

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