Aravind Adiga has won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, with The White Tiger (Atlantic). He is the third debut novelist to win the prize, following Arundhati Roy (1997) and DBC Pierre (2003).
The award is a triumph for Atlantic, still a relatively recent publisher in the UK but already boasting a strong Booker record. The publisher has had The Good Doctor by Damon Galgut (2003) and Bitter Fruit by Achmat Dangor (2004) on previous Booker shortlists.
According to an article in the Guardian, The White Tiger has been the second best-selling shortlisted novel since the list was announced, with sales of 2,588 copies.