Aravind Adiga was born in 1974 in Madras (now Chennai) and grew up in Mangalore in the south of India. He was educated at Columbia University in New York and Magdalen College, Oxford. His articles have appeared in publications including the New Yorker, the Sunday Times, the Financial Times, and the Times of India. His first novel, The White Tiger, won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2008. He is also the author of Last Man in Tower and Selection Day.
AravindAdigaAuthor - yesterday
'This is a novel with broad sweep, accomplished with commendable economy and humor, in a sinewy, compact prose that has the grace and power of a gifted athlete.' Marcel Theroux, New York Times Book Review https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/27/books/review/selection-day-aravind-adiga.html?_r=1
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Dwight Garner reviews SELECTION DAY in The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/03/books/aravind-adiga-selection-day-review.html
'What this novel offers is the sound of a serious and nervy writer working at near the top of his form. Like a star cricket batter, Mr. Adiga stands and delivers, as if for days.'
11 new books The New York Times recommends this week https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/12/books/review/11-new-books-we-recommend-this-week.html?contentCollection=smarter-living&hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
Adiga's “21st-century Mumbai—with its opulent high-rises cheek by jowl with its squalid slums, and its garbage-strewn creeks a short stroll from its emerald cricket grounds—couldn't be more vivid, while his portrait of the broken family Kumar is both comical and searing…" #SelectionDay "brings a family, a city and an entire country to scabrous and antic life" via Chicago Tribune
More info on #AravindAdiga's latest epic here: http://bit.ly/2jc3Xjc
And you can listen to an excerpt of the fantastic audiobook here: http://bit.ly/2iMeani
SELECTION DAY comes out in the US on Tuesday. Here is what The Washington Post says about it:
"Adiga’s wit and raw sympathy will carry uninitiated readers beyond their ignorance of cricket (...) Adiga’s voice is so exuberant, his plotting so jaunty, that the sadness of this story feels as though it is accumulating just outside our peripheral vision.'
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