Aravind Adiga, Amitav Ghosh in Booker Short-list

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New Delhi, Sep 10: Two Indian authors Amitav Ghosh and Aravind Adiga are nominated for the world's most anticipated literary awards, The Man Booker Prize 2008. But 'Best of the Booker' winner Salman Rushdie couldn't make it to the last round.

Aravind Adiga is nominated for his debut novel 'The White Tiger'. Adiga, 34, is also the youngest author to be nominated for this years booker prize. The other Indian in the list Amitav Ghosh is nominated for the first volume of his triolgy 'The Sea of Poppies'. The annual Booker Prize goes to the best work of fiction by an author from the Commonwealth Nations or from the Republic of Ireland. It was institued in 1968 with a cash prize of fifty thousand pounds. A total of 41 books have won the prize since it was launched. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in London's Guildhall on October 14.

Other authors nominated for this year's Booker are: -

Sebastian Barry - The Secret Scripture
Linda Grant Grant -The Clothes on Their Backs
Philip Hensher - The Northern Clemency
Steve Toltz - A Fraction of the Whole


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