Friday, April 10, 2009

Aravind Adiga

Aravind Adiga was born in India and raised partly in Australia. He attended Columbia and Oxford universities. A former correspondent for Time magazine, he has also been published in the Financial Times. His debut novel is the award-winning The White Tiger.

From his Q & A with Anna Metcalfe at the Financial Times:

When did you know you were going to be a writer?

At the Bodleian Library at Oxford University in 1998, where I began writing fiction in earnest.

Who are your literary influences?

Guy de Maupassant, Balzac, RK Narayan, Isaac Babel, Ralph Ellison, George Orwell, William Faulkner.

What book do you wish you'd written?

To the Finland Station by Edmund Wilson. And the late poems of AE Housman.
Read the complete Q & A.

The Page 69 Test: The White Tiger.

--Marshal Zeringue