Diane invites listeners to join a discussion of the book which received this year’s Mann Booker Prize. The judges said it was chosen because it shocked and entertained them in equal measure. “The White Tiger” is a darkly humorous novel about a man’s journey from Indian village life to entrepreneurial success.

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  • Arvind Subramanian a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and at the Center for Global Development. He is the author of "India's Turn: Understanding the Economic Transformation."
  • Elaine Showalter Professor Emerita of English at Princeton University, author or editor of 18 books, and Chair of the 2007 International Man Booker Prize Committee.
  • Deirdre Donahue Book Critic for "USA Today"

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