To celebrate this years Man Booker long-list we’ve had a look at winners past and have two fantastic books by one of the favourite Man Booker authors available to give away.
Aravind Adiga won the prize to critical acclaim for his first novel, The White Tiger in 2008. Set in a raw and unromanticised India, it’s the first-person confession of a murderer and is as compelling for its subject matter as it is for the voice of its narrator: amoral, cynical, unrepentant, yet deeply endearing.
Between the Assassinations is similarly gripping, as the author brings to life Kittur a fascinating city on India’s southern coast. Ranging through the city's streets and schoolyards, bedrooms and businesses, its inner workings and its outer limits, through the myriad and distinctive voices of its inhabitants, Aravind Adiga brings an entire world vividly and unforgettably to life.
To win a copy of both of these fascinating novels simply email us at email@example.com with your name and address and state ‘Adiga Two’ in the subject.
The competition will close at 12noon on Wednesday 08 August, the winner will be selected at random and notified by email.
Praise for The White Tiger:
"Dazzling... With The White Tiger, Adiga sets out to show us a part of [India] that we hear about infrequently: its underbelly... Welcome... to an India where Microsoft call-centre workers tread the same pavement as beggars who burn street rubbish for warmth... It's a thrilling ride..." David Martin, Independent on Sunday
Praise for Between the Assassinations:
"As in The White Tiger, the joy of reading Between the Assassinations derives from the life [Adiga] breathes into his characters... His small-time businessmen and cart-pullers are never walking metaphors or lifeless allegories... In these stories, Adiga displays the full range of his imagination. This is fiction as its most ambitious and incisive and every bit as impressive as his debut" Ed King, Sunday Telegraph