인도를 그린 처녀작 소설: ‘맨 부커’상 수상

A DEBUT NOVEL ABOUT INDIA WINS THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE
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By VICTORIA YOUNG c.2008 New York Times News Service LONDON -- Aravind Adiga, 33, won the 40th Man Booker prize on Tuesday night for his debut novel, "The White Tiger," a vivid exploration of India's class struggle told through the story of a village boy who becomes the chauffeur to a rich man. 런던 – 애라빈드 아디가(33)가 14일 밤 그의 처녀작인 소설 “하얀 호랑이”(The White Tiger)로 제40회 ‘맨 부커’(Man Booker)상의 수상자가 되었다. 이 소설은 시골 소년이 부자의 운전기사가 되는 이야기를 통하여 인도의 계급투쟁을 생동감 있게 묘사한 작품이다. Adiga, who lives in Mumbai, was born in India and brought up partly in Australia. He studied at Columbia and Oxford and is a former correspondent for Time magazine in India. He is the second youngest writer to win the award; Ben Okri was 32 when he won for "The Famished Road" in 1991. 아디가는 인도 태생으로 성장기에 한때 호주에서 살았으며, 지금은 뭄바이에서 살고 있다. 그는 콜럼비아와 옥스퍼드에서 공부했으며 인도에서 타임(Time) 잡지 기자로 일한 적이 있다. 그는 이 상의 수상자 중 두 번째로 젊은 사람이다. 1991년에 “빈궁의 길”(The Famished Road)로 수상한 벤 오크리(Ben Okri)는 32세였다. Michael Portillo, a former Cabinet minister and the chairman of this year's panel of judges, praised Adiga's novel, saying that the short list had contained a series of "extraordinarily readable page-turners." However, Adiga's book had prevailed, he said, "because the judges felt that it shocked and entertained in equal measure." Adiga said his book was an "attempt to catch the voice of the men you meet as you travel through India -- the voice of the colossal underclass." "This voice was not captured," he added, "and I wanted to do so without sentimentality or portraying them as mirthless humorless weaklings as they are usually." When he accepted the award, Adiga dedicated it to "the people of New Delhi where I lived and where I wrote this book." When asked what he would do with the money, Adiga joked, "The first thing I am going to do is to find a bank that I can actually put it in." The Man Booker prize, Britain's best-known and most generous literary award, is given annually to a novel written by an author from Britain, Ireland or the Commonwealth nations and is accompanied by a check for 50,000 pounds -- about $86,000 -- as well as an inevitable increase in sales. (ⓒ 2008 The New York Times) (ⓒ 2008 www.usabriefing.net)
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