BETWEEN THE ASSASSINATIONS
ARAVIND ADIGA, the winner of the 2008 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, has published his second novel, Between the Assassinations (Picador India, November 2008), barely a month after winning the prestigious literary award. (He was declared the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction on October 14, 2008.) Technically, this is his second novel, though it was written in 2005, before his award-winning novel, The White Tiger (Atlantic Books/Free Press, 2008), an excoriatingly sardonic piece of fiction that captures the injustice and poverty of contemporary India.
I recently asked Adiga what his new novel is about: “Between the Assassinations, which has just been published in India, is a collection of linked stories, all of which are set in the small imaginary south Indian town of Kittur in the 1980s. The collection was written before The White Tiger, but forms a companion work to it. It will be published in 2009 in England, Italy, Germany, Holland and other countries.”
Heartiest congratulations on your new book, Aravind!