Arundhati Roy is an award-winning filmmaker and a trained architect. Her novel The God of Small Things was awarded the Booker Prize in 1997. She has also published two collections of essays: The Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire and The Algebra of Infinite Justice. She was the recipient of the 2002 Lannan Foundation Prize for Cultural Freedom.
She was born in Shillong, Meghalaya, spent her childhood in Aymanam, and studied architecture at the Delhi School of Architecture. Since publishing The God of Small Things, Arundhatis writing has concentrated primarily on political and social issues. She was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in 2004.
She now lives in Delhi with her husband Pradip Krishen, who has two daughters Pia and Mithva from his previous marriage.
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