Arundhati Roy

Author and Political Activist
Event Speakers (2021-2022)

Arundhati Roy, author of the Man Booker prize-winning The God of Small Things (1997) as well as The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (2017), has devoted the past decades to advocating for justice, equality, and political transformation. She is a preeminent critic of the economic, social, and political inequalities produced by neoliberal globalization. Her work includes leadership on environmental causes, opposition to India’s policies on nuclear weapons, and activism and advocacy against imperialist military interventions. Since 1998, Roy has published twenty nonfiction books, most recently Capitalism: A Ghost Story (2014), My Seditious Heart: Collected Non-Fiction (2019), and Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction.  (2020).