The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy


This month marks the return of one of the planet’s best writers, Arundhati Roy. In 1997, Roy released The God of Small Things, which became a beloved best seller and won The Booker Prize.

Her new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, tells a modern day story of India. The novel will be widely-read and is already being reviewed rhapsodically, so why not stash it in your book bag now. If you have a long-flight, or just want extra points, read Roy’s first book, too.

Roy, at home in New Delhi. Credit Chiara Goia for The New York Times

Check out this New Yorker article about Roy, and the new novel.