Aravind Adiga was born in 1974 in Madras (now called Chennai), and grew up in Mangalore in the south of India. He was educated at Columbia University in New York and Magdalen College, Oxford. His articles have appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, and the Times of India. His first novel, The White Tiger, won the Man Booker Prize for fiction in 2008. He published two more books since: Between the Assassinations (2009) and Last Man in Tower (2011). He lives in Mumbai, India.