Aravind Adiga is the author of The White Tiger, which won the 2008 man booker prize for fiction.
The Butcher Boy, shortlisted for the 1992 man booker prize, won the Irish Times Literature Prize for Fiction the same year.
Yesterday The man booker prize announced their shortlist of six novels.
There can never be a Nobel-style row over whether an American wins the man booker prize.
Aravind Adiga is the bestselling author of The White Tiger, which won the 2008 man booker prize.