Roy Returns to Roots

Arundhati Roy
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It has been a decade since Arundhati Roy won the Booker Prize.

Roy, who spent the last ten years dedicating herself to issues of social justice and nonfiction writing, now tells reporters she is ready for something different.

“I will be writing a novel. I want to say things where I am not always walking a fine line.”

“I want to step off whatever this stage is that I have been given,” says Roy, 45.

“I feel very imprisoned by facts, by having to get it right. I don’t want to play these games of statistics any more, I have done that. I don’t want to be imprisoned by that, or by the morality that is expected of activists. I have never been that pristine person, that role model.”

The author did not reveal what her new book would be about, but did hint that it might involve (possibly take place in?) Kashmir.

More:
Arundhati Roy fan site
Roy on YouTube
‘Not Again’

February 14, 2007
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