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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...

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 preaches understanding in 'Ministry'

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

Fast Success for a Second Novel Two Decades in the Making

Arundhati Roy’s novel “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness,” the long-awaited follow-up to “The God of Small Things,” lands at No. 7 in hardcover fiction.

Books of The Times: Arundhati Roy’s Long-Awaited Novel Is an Ambitious Look at Turmoil in India

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” comes 20 years after Roy’s celebrated debut novel, “The God of Small Things.”

Book Review: Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness never figures out what kind of novel it wants to be

In the 20 years since she won the Man Booker Prize for her debut novel, The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy has written only non-fiction. She authored editorials about Kashmiri separatism, criticized neoliberal economic trends inShow More Summary

Arundhati Roy Returns to Fiction, in Fury

Arundhati Roy’s “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” (Knopf) is a book that people have been waiting twenty years for. In the late nineteen-nineties, when Roy was in her thirties, she did some acting and screenwriting—she had married a filmmaker, Pradip Krishen—but mostly, she says, she made her living as an aerobics instructor. Show More Summary

Shorties (Arundhati Roy on Her New Novel, New Music from Magnetic Fields, and more)

Arundhati Roy talked to the New York Times about her new novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. Stream a new Magnetic Fields song. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons...

After 20 Years, Arundhati Roy Is Finally Writing A Second Novel

“Twenty years after Arundhati Roy won the 1997 Booker prize for her debut novel The God of Small Things, the Indian novelist’s second, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, is set to be published in 2017, her publisher has announced.”

Happy Ministries

Fans of Arundhati Roy are celebrating at the news that the author will publish a new novel, her first in 20 years, reports Electric Literature; The Ministry of Utmost Unhappiness is scheduled for release in 2017. Our own Garth Risk Hallberg maaaaay have poked a bit of fun a few years back at the title of Roy’s […] The post Happy Ministries appeared first on The Millions.

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