First time novelist, Aravind Adiga, has won the 2008 Man Booker Prize for his novel White Tiger. Other nominees for the prize were:
* The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry.
* Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh.
* The Clothes on their Backs by Linda Grant.
* The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher.
* A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz.