Booker winner Aravind Adiga
sacks his literary agent
Oct 26 (IANS) This year's Booker Prize winner, Indian author
Aravind Adiga, has severed his ties with his literary agent
without any explanation.
wrote to Jay Mandel, a senior executive of the agency, William
Morris Agency, saying they would no longer represent him.
did not comment, but Cathryn Summerhayes, who handled Adiga's
book on behalf of the agency said it amounted to a "sack".
was quoted by the Sunday Telegraph: "No reason was given
why. He just sent a letter to the US office to say that we
would no longer be representing him, but that we would still
look after the book rights. I don't think you will find, however,
any publisher who said we didn't do a great job on the book
and no one had a bad word to say about us."
was Summerhayes who took Adiga's book "The White Tiger"
to eight publishers and finally brokered a deal with Atlantic
Books. The publisher is said to have paid a record sum to
the Indian author to get the publishing rights.
was unavailable for comments on his decision. There is no
information on who will now represent him.