The Booker Prize Winner and internationally acclaimed Indian writer Arundhati Roy will take part in the third edition of Kerala Literature Festival happening on the beach of Kozhikode from 8th February 2018 for four days.
Arundhati Roy is one among the most recognized writer across continents. The God of Small Things, her first novel, won the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997 and has sold over six million copies worldwide. An immediate bestseller, the novel was published simultaneously in 16 languages and 19 countries, but caused controversy in India for the description of a love affair between a Syrian Christian and a Hindu ‘untouchable’.
She is also the author of several non-fiction books, including: The Cost of Living (1999), a highly critical attack on the Indian government for its handling of the controversial Narmada Valley dam project and for its nuclear testing programme; Power Politics (2001), a book of essays; and The Algebra of Infinite Justice, a collection of journalism. The Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire was published in 2004.
Roy’s return to novel after twenty years with the title ‘The ministry of utmost happiness’ found its place in the long list of Booker Prize 2017. It is a novel about India, the polity, during the past half century or so, and its griefs are national. Arundhati Roy was awarded the Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom in 2003.
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Registration is absolutely free. For those who wish to be a delegate can register for the same at Rs500 which includes Rs200 Gift Voucher (redeemable at the venue), Delegate Kit, Badges, Festival Souvenir, Calendar etc. Register at: http://www.keralaliteraturefestival.com/registration/