Arundhati Roy writing her second novel

godWriter Arundhati Roy has been in the limelight since her debut novel The God of Small Things won the Booker Prize in 1997. But the critically-acclaimed book remains, to date, her only novel.

All of Ms. Roy’s writing since then has focused on political issues — from the Maoist movement to capitalism. The author, however, is now working on her second novel.

“I have been working on it for some time now. I keep getting diverted,” she says. “But I’m working on something else as well and that is coming up soon,” she says mysteriously.

Ms. Roy was in the city to attend the book release of the Malayalam translations of two of her books —The Broken Republic and The Shape of the Beast — at the DC Books International Book Fair here.

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