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Aravind Adiga, as seen in Prospect

By Tom Chatfield  

The news that Aravind Adiga’s dazzling novel The White Tiger had won this year’s Booker prize—only the fourth first-time author ever to do so—was especially exciting here at Prospect, as we were lucky enough to publish an excerpt from the novel way back in February this year. A huge number of stories and manuscripts come to us for consideration each month, but this yet-to-be-published début crackled off the page with a rare energy. You can read our extract (which is taken from the opening) for free here. And, of course, you can—and should—go and buy a copy of the complete…

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