Arundhati Roy (born 24 November 1961) 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 non expatriate Indian author. She is also a political activist involved in human right and environmental cause.
(The God of Small Things )Suzanna ARUNDHATI ROY began writing her first novel, the god of small things, in 1992, completing it in 1996.The book is semi-autobiographical and a major part captures her childhood experiences .
The God of Small Things received stellar reviews in major American newspapers] “extraordinary”, “at once so morally strenuous and so imaginatively supple” and the los angels times(“a novel of poignancy and considerable sweep”, and in Canadian publications such as the. By the end of the year, it had become one of the five best books of 1997 by times The book was criticised especially for its unrestrained description of sexuality by E.K then Chief Minister of Roy’s home state Kerala, where she had to answer charges of obscenity.
The publication of The God of Small Things catapulted Roy to international fame. It received the 1997 Booker Prize for Fiction and was listed as one of the New York Times Notable Books of the Year for 1997. It reached fourth position on the New York Times best seller list for Independent Fiction. From the beginning, the book was also a commercial success: Roy received half a million pounds as an advance. It was published in May, and the book had been sold in eighteen countries by the end of June.Read more…….