Watch Arundhati Roy read from her long awaited second novel ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’


Published on Jun 6, 2017

Wow. Just wow. We were lucky enough to nab some time with the inimitable Arundhati Roy for her new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness—so we took her out to the roof of our flagship shop and listened to her read…

Twenty years on from her dazzling debut novel, The God of Small Things—which won the Booker Prize in 1997—Hamish Hamilton have published the kaleidoscopic, sprawling Ministry of Utmost Happiness. It’s sure to be one of the biggest books of the year, if not the decade, and one that many of us here at Foyles have already fallen in love with.

Here the author reads from the opening of the book—which, incidentally, you can buy in our signed exclusive edition while stocks last. With specially designed endpapers, a silver-grey ribbon marker, an embossed stamp and, of course, the author’s signature, it’s the best way to own this landmark book. Well, we think so anyway…

For more about the special edition and to buy, visit…


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