Arundhati Roy 'Man Booker Prize' winner via Wikimedia
CAIRO – 27 July 2017: Twenty years after winning the Man Booker Prize with her debut novel, Indian author Arundhati Roy is set to possibly win it again with her second book, 'The Ministry of Happiness.' The Man Booker Prize award, now in its 49th year running, has 13 novels competing for £50,000 ($65,750).
Born on November 24, 1961 in the Meghalaya state in India, Roy has only ever written two novels, with her debut 'The God of Small Things' having won the Man Booker Prize and her second once again being nominated.
She is primarily an activist, focusing on writing about politics and topics such as the anti-globalization movement.
Two other authors on the list include Paul Auster and Zadie Smith.
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