Biography of Aravind Adiga

Aravind Adiga was born in Madras, India in 1974. He attended Columbia and Oxford universities, where he studied English literature.

After university, Adiga worked as a journalist, publishing work as a correspondent with <i>Time</i> magazine, and with the <i>Financial Times</i>.

His debut novel, <i>The White Tiger</i>, was published in 2008 and named a New York Times Bestseller. It was also awarded the Booker Prize in 2008. Adiga has subsequently published two other books: <i>Between the Assassinations</i>, a collection of 12 interlinked short stories, and the novel <i>Last Man in the Tower</i>.

He currently lives in Mumbai, India.

Study Guides on Works by Aravind Adiga

Written by Aravind Adiga Amnesty: A Novel (published in 2020) tells a story of an illegal immigrant named Danny who is in Sydney, Australia. He has been working as a cleaner and living out of a grocery storeroom for three years and has been trying...

The White Tiger, published in 2008, is Aravind Adiga's debut novel. In its first year of publication, it was named a New York Times Bestseller, and was awarded the Man Booker Prize, making Adiga the fourth Indian-born author and, at age 33, the...