The Indian writer, Aravind Adiga, chose from amongst the seven deadly sins that of wrath, and gave to Le Conversazioni a preview of his next novel, Between The Assassinations, which will be published in the catalog of this year's edition with the permission of Giulio Einaudi editore s.p.a., Torino.
Born in Madras (now called Chennai), Adiga grew up in Mangalore, in the Indian state of Karnataka. After having immigrated with his family to Sydney, Australia, he completed his studies at Columbia University, New York, where he graduated in 1997. He began his career as a journalist writing for several English language papers including the “Financial Times”, “Money” and the “Times”, for which he was the South Asia correspondent. In 2008, he wrote his first novel: The White Tiger, for which he won the Man Booker Prize in the same year. The novel, shocking and amusing at the same time, relates modern India through the confession an entrepreneur makes to the Chinese Prime Minister who is visiting the country. This man, born into poverty, describes how he first became a murderer and then a brilliant businessman. One of the many merits of “The White Tiger ” is that it deals with dramatic social problems and important global developments with a surprising sense of humor that never trivializes the seriousness of the original premise. Adiga’s second book, the collection of short stories Between the Assassinations, was published in India last November and will be published in Italy by Einaudi in 2010. Aravind Adiga lives and works in Mumbai.