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2008 Man Booker Prize

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The 2008 Man Booker Prize was awarded at a ceremony on 14 October 2008. The prize was awarded to Aravind Adiga for The White Tiger.

Judges

Shortlist

Author Title Genre(s) Country Publisher
Aravind Adiga The White Tiger Picaresque novel India Atlantic
Sebastian Barry The Secret Scripture Novel Ireland Faber & Faber
Amitav Ghosh Sea of Poppies Novel India John Murray
Linda Grant The Clothes on Their Backs Novel UK Virago
Philip Hensher The Northern Clemency Novel UK 4th Estate
Steve Toltz A Fraction of the Whole Novel Australia Hamish Hamilton

Longlist

Author Title Genre(s) Country Publisher
Aravind Adiga The White Tiger Picaresque novel India Atlantic
Gaynor Arnold Girl in a Blue Dress Novel UK Tindal Street Press
Sebastian Barry The Secret Scripture Novel Ireland Faber & Faber
John Berger From A to X Novel UK Verso
Michelle de Kretser The Lost Dog Novel Australia Chatto & Windus
Amitav Ghosh Sea of Poppies Novel India John Murray
Linda Grant The Clothes on Their Backs Novel UK Virago
Mohammed Hanif A Case of Exploding Mangoes Novel UK Jonathan Cape
Philip Hensher The Northern Clemency Novel UK 4th Estate
Joseph O'Neill Netherland Novel Ireland 4th Estate
Salman Rushdie The Enchantress of Florence Novel UK Jonathan Cape
Tom Rob Smith Child 44 Thriller UK Simon & Schuster
Steve Toltz A Fraction of the Whole Novel Australia Hamish Hamilton

Sources

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