Suzanna Arundhati Roy 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 nonexpatriate Indian author and sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. The publication of The God of Small Things catapulted Roy to international fame. It reached fourth position on the New York Times Bestsellers list for Independent Fiction.
She is also a political activist involved in human rights and environmental causes. She has written several non-fiction books including Field Notes On Democracy, Walking with the Comrades, Caplitalism: A Ghost Story and The End of Imagination. Her essays mainly focus on contemporary politics and culture. Her second novel, titled The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, was published in June 2017 by Penguin India and Hamish Hamilton UK. This novel has been chosen for the Man Booker Prize 2017 Long List. Azadi, her latest book was a collection essays on politics and literature which questions the meaning of freedom in an authoritarian world.