After a decade, Booker winner Roy plans new novel

The Booker prize winner Arundhati Roy is to write her first novel in 10 years after a decade of campaigning against India’s dam building programme, its possession of nuclear weapons and its support for George Bush’s “war on terror”.  Roy, author of the dreamlike novel The God of Small Things, gave up fiction for a career in social activism that saw her briefly imprisoned and last year reject an award from India’s academy of letters because she opposed the government’s policies.

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