‘White Tiger’ wins Man Booker

From the Associated Press

Aravind Adiga of India won the prestigious Man Booker prize Tuesday for his first novel, “The White Tiger.”

Adiga’s book features a protagonist who will use any means necessary to fulfill his dream of escaping impoverished village life for success in the big city.

The judges also praised the book’s humor. Adiga, 34, was the youngest of the finalists for the prize.

The $88,000 prize is among the world’s highest-profile literary awards, open to novels in English by writers from Britain, Ireland or the Commonwealth of former British colonies. Winning brings a boost in profile, and usually in sales.