Boswell and the Humanities Division, College of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee present a ticketed event with Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things, and her first novel in twenty years, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. For this event, Roy will be in conversation with acclaimed poet Parneshia Jones, winner of the Midwest Book Award for Vessel. Tickets are $19 and include a copy of the paperback, available at roymke.bpt.me. Tickets are available at a reduced rate to UWM students, faculty, and staff at the UWM Union Box Office - limit two per person. Please note that purchasing a book on this website does not get you entry to the event.— Boswell Book Company
National Bestseller Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post * The Boston Globe * Minneapolis Star Tribune * NPR * Newsday * The Guardian * Financial Times * The Christian Science Monitor The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on an intimate journey across the Indian subcontinent--from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war. Braiding together the lives of a diverse cast of characters who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, patched together by acts of love--and by hope, here Arundhati Roy reinvents what a novel can do and can be.
About the Author
Arundhati Roy is the author of The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize and has been translated into more than forty languages. She also has published several books of nonfiction including The End of Imagination, Capitalism: A Ghost Story and The Doctor and the Saint. She lives in New Delhi.