Indian author Arundhati Roy is all set to publish her second novel ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’. The upcoming book by Roy will be published in June 2017 after 20 years since her best seller ‘The God of Small Things’ was launched.
Roy expressed, “I am glad to report that the mad souls (even the wicked ones) in The Ministry of Utmost Happiness have found a way into the world”. The author has earlier written a range of non-fiction but this will mark her first work of long- form fiction since she made her debut. David Godwin, the literary agent of Roy said, “Only Arundhati could have written this novel” , and called it “utterly original”.
Godwin added that it took 20 years for the making of the book and that the wait is worth. Meru Gokhale and Simon Prosser the publishers of the Hamish Hamilton and Penguin in a statement said, “To publish this book is both a pleasure and an honour.” The statement added, “What an incredible book it is – on multiple levels; one of the finest we have read in recent times.”
Arundhati won the Booker Prize in the year 1997 and is one of the best authors in the country. The author recently featured on the cover of Elle Magazine saying that she wanted to break the myth of the typical Indian beauty.
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