Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy

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Arundhati Roy was born in northeastern India where her father managed a tea plantation. When she was two, her mother took her to live with her family in Kerala. Roy moved to Delhi. Her first novel, The God of Small Things won the Booker Prize. Roy has been an activist for year, focusing on modern India's abuse of the poor. She has written non-fiction such as The Algebra of Infinite Justice, Broken Republic and Capitalism: a Ghost Story, and Walking with Comrades. She recently published Things that Can and Cannot be Said, coauthored with John Cusack.  Her second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness was published in 2017.