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India’s Adiga, a former correspondent for Time Magazine, is nominated for ‘The White Tiger’, a novel described as a tale of two Indias in which a character moves from life in a village to entrepreneurial success.
At 34, he is the youngest writer on the short list. Adiga lives in Mumbai.
The 2008 winner will be announced at a London awards gala on October 14, 2008.
Previous Booker winners John Berger and Salman Rushdie, who were on the long list, did not make the cut.
Linda Grant, who captured the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2000 (When I Lived in Modern Times), is the only woman on the short list, for ‘The Clothes on Their Backs’. Born in Liverpool, she got her MA at McMaster University in Hamilton and did further graduate studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Others on the short list include India’s Amitav Ghosh for ‘Sea of Poppies’.
Amitav Ghosh and Linda Grant will be appearing at the 2008 Vancouver International Writers Festival this month. ‘The 21st Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival will present 69 events from October 21 – 26, featuring a lineup of award-winning and bestselling authors from around the globe’.