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Arundhati Roy: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Arundhati Roy: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Photo: Mayank Austen Soofi

Fri, Jun 23 | 7 – 8 PM
Francis W. Parker School
Diane and David B Heller Auditorium
2233 N Clark St | Chicago, IL | 60614
  • Members: $12
  • Public: $15
  • Students and Teachers: $10

When Arundhati Roy’s debut novel, The God of Small Things, was published in 1997, it was awarded the prestigious Booker Prize, became an international bestseller, and is now considered a classic of modern literature. Roy comes to CHF to discuss her richly moving second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, which transports us across a subcontinent on a journey of many years. Humane and sensuous, beautifully told, this extraordinary novel demonstrates on every page the miracle of Arundhati Roy’s storytelling gifts.

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A book signing will follow this program


Arundhati Roy is the author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things. Her political writings include The Algebra of Infinite Justice, Listening to Grasshoppers, Broken Republic and Capitalism: A Ghost Story, and most recently Things That Can and Cannot Be Said, co-authored with John Cusack. Arundhati Roy lives in New Delhi.


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  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
  • June 23, 2017