Meet the Author: Arundhati Roy [IN]

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness


Twenty years after her incredibly successful debut The God of Small Things – which won the Man Booker Prize and has been translated into more than 40 languages – Indian author Arundhati Roy is publishing a second novel: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. In this sensory work, she takes you on an intimate journey across India through the moving stories of her characters, which are subtly woven together. In the years between her two novels, Roy wrote biting essays about, among other things, the American invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, nuclear tests in India, and economic inequality. As an activist, she thus reached a global audience. Annelies Beck is now welcoming her to the Kaaitheather for an in-depth author’s interview.