Suzanna Arundhati Roy is an Indian author. She is best known for her novel The God of Small Things(1997), which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997. This novel became the biggest-selling book by a nonexpatriate Indian author. She is also a political activist involved in human rights and environmental causes.
The publication of The God of Small Things catapulted Roy to international fame. It reached fourth position on the New York Times Bestsellers list for Independent Fiction. She has written numerous essays on contemporary politics and culture. They have been collected by Penguin India in a five-volume set.
In October 2016, Penguin India and Hamish Hamilton UK announced that they will publish her second novel, entitled The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, in June 2017. This novel has been chosen for the Man Booker Prize 2017 Long List.