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Balfour at 100: A legacy of racism and propaganda

Dan Freeman-Maloy writes, "The worsening crisis in Palestine reflects more than a local record of colonial crimes, severe as these have been. Responsibility for it is global. Arundhati Roy was right to describe the Palestine tragedyShow More Summary

2017 Booker Prize Shortlist Includes George Saunders, Paul Auster, Ali Smith, Mohsin Hamid

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"But a host of award-winning writers failed to make the cut, with former Booker winner Arundhati Roy missing out on a place, as well as Sebastian Barry, Kamila Shamsie and Mike McCormack. British authors Zadie Smith and Jon McGregor also dropped out. American author Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad was another high-profile casualty."

Arundhati Roy's New Novel Lays India Bare, Unveiling Worlds Within Our Worlds

Malavika Binny, Jawaharlal Nehru University Wearing two hats at once can be an uncomfortable fit, but it does not seem to

Books: Rigoberto González on Arundhati Roy, a new book from Hillary Clinton and more

Welcome, readers! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, The Times’ book editor, with links to book reviews and news for you this week. THE BIG STORY Arundhati Roy’s 1997 novel, “The God of Small Things,” won the Booker Prize and earned her international acclaim. She then turned her attention to activism and protest,...

Arundhati Roy preaches understanding in 'Ministry'

'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness' tackles difficult topics such as gender and terrorism.        

Rigberto González on Arundhati Roy's 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness': dazzling but imperfect

After the publication of her Booker Prize-winning debut and international bestseller “The God of Small Things” in 1997, Arundhati Roy became one of India’s most-celebrated authors and also one of the country’s more notable political voices. Her nonfiction essays and public commentary take clear...

Man Booker Longlist Features Arundhati Roy and Colson Whitehead

Four Americans made this year’s longlist of 13 works — which will be pared down to a list of six in September.

Arundhati Roy Leads This Year's Booker Man Longlist

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

On a longlist thronged with literary titans, whose combined trophy cabinet would include the Pulitzer, the Costa, the Baileys, the Folio, the Impac and the Goldsmiths prizes, Roy – the only author to have won the Booker before – is listed for her novel about an Indian transgender woman, which judges called a “rich and […]

Colson Whitehead, Zadie Smith, and Arundhati Roy Make the 2017 Man Booker Prize Long List

No surprises here: Some of the biggest names in the literary world have made the 2017 Man Booker long list recognizing Britain’s best authors, with a few outside exceptions. Colson Whitehead’s National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner The Underground Railroad, Zadie Smith’s Swing Time, and Arundhati Roy’s overdue return ... More »

Man Booker Prize longlist

They've announced the longlist for this year's Man Booker Prize, thirteen novels that include the new one by Arundhati Roy, Colson Whitehead's already much-prized The Underground Railroad and George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo, the...Show More Summary

Shorties (An Interview with Arundhati Roy, New Music from The War on Drugs, and more)

The Nation interviewed author Arundhati Roy. Stream a new song by the War on Drugs. GQ interviewed author Teju Cole about travel. PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Steve Earle. Vogue profiled author Imbolo Mbue. Stream a new song by the Lemon Twigs....

In India, the fake news phenomenon often serves the prime minister's Hindu nationalist agenda

Pro-government websites in India circulated a story in May saying Arundhati Roy, the renowned Indian novelist, had criticized the Indian army’s heavy-handed presence in Kashmir, the disputed territory claimed by both countries. India would never gain full control of Kashmir, Roy was quoted as saying,...

Arundhati Roy: ‘In the air in India now is pure terror’

5 months agoArts : Art Beat

Arundhati Roy. Credit: Mayank Austen Soofi It was 20 years ago that Arundhati Roy, a little-known screenwriter from northeast India, published “The God of Small Things,” a magical, lyrical, distressing novel about a family, about tragedy,...Show More Summary

Our Arts Critics’ Picks For This Week

5 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kusama's Infinity Mirrors, Arundhati Roy, Bowie by Mick Rock, And More Picks For June 19-25 by Stranger Things Things To Do staff Here are our art critics' picks for the best events happening in Seattle this week in every genre—from Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors to the Rough Draft Whiskey Dinner to Ijeoma and Ahamefule Oluo in Conversation. Show More Summary

The 38 Best Things To Do This Week: June 26-July 2, 2017

5 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kusama's Infinity Mirrors, Arundhati Roy, Bowie by Mick Rock, and More Critics' Picks by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our music critics have already chosen the 27 best concerts in Seattle this week, but now it's our arts critics' turn. Show More Summary

Arundhati Roy on Returning to Fiction, Redefining Happiness & Writing about Worlds Ripped Apart

[audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/democracynow/dn2017-0620-1.mp3"] It has been 20 years since acclaimed Indian writer Arundhati Roy's debut novel, "The God of Small Things," made her a literary... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!

To Overflow Every Division Between Human Beings

The run-down Delhi graveyard where the two women whose stories run through Arundhati Roy’s second novel finally meet is a surprisingly convivial necropolis. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Roy’s long-awaited follow-up to her celebrated...Show More Summary

Arundhati Roy Has A New Novel (If That's What You Can Call It)

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"More than a novel, this book wants to be an offering. It isn’t concerned with the conventional task (or power) of fiction to evoke the texture and drama of consciousness. Instead, it acts like a companion piece to Roy’s political writings—collected in books such as The Algebra of Infinite Justice (2001) and Walking With the […]

Arundhati Roy preaches understanding in 'Ministry'

'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness' tackles difficult topics such as gender and terrorism.        

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