Arundhati Roy announces latest novel - The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Q.  Which author announced her latest novel in the first week of Oct 2016?
- Published on 17 Oct 16

a. Jhumpa Lahiri
b. Taslima Nasreen
c. Arundhati Roy
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Arundhati Roy
 
Arundhati Roy announces latest novel - The Ministry of Utmost HappinessAuthor Arundhati Roy in the first week of Oct 2016 announced her latest novel called “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.”
  • The novel will be published by Hamish Hamilton UK and Penguin India
  • Novel will hit stands in June 2017
  • It is after 19 years that Roy has released her next novel after Booker prize winning “The God of Small Things.”
  • Her debut novel The God of Small Things was first published in 1997. It won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in the same year
  • Her debut novel became the biggest selling book by a non-expat author from India
  • She is also an activist in the fields of polity, human rights and environmental causes
  • She also worked for television and movies
  • She wrote screenplays for “In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones” and “Electric Moon.”
  • She won the National Film Award for Best Screenplay in 1988 for “In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones.”

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