LIVE from the NYPL | Arundhati Roy with Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Where: New York Public Library—Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Ave.
917-275-6975 Price: $40
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Twenty years after The God of Small Things won Arundhati Roy the Booker Prize and made her the most famous novelist on the Indian subcontinent, she returned in 2017 with her novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. The novel was hailed for its “combinatory genius” and longlisted for the Booker Prize. Roy’s previous novel was described as the private and intimate stories of people; The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, which is published in paperback this spring, is said to recount “the vast, violent, circling, driving, ridiculous, insane, unfeasible, public turmoil of a nation.” Roy will speak with Viet Thanh Nguyen, whose novel The Sympathizer won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2016.Buy tickets/get more info now