New Event: Arundhati Roy comes to Manchester
Friday 9th June, 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)
Royal Northern College of Music
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
Ticket & a copy of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness £28/£26
Manchester Literature Festival is delighted to welcome acclaimed author
Arundhati Roy to the city to talk about her long-awaited second novel,
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.
In a city cemetery, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet between two graves. On a concrete sidewalk, a baby appears suddenly, in a crib of litter. In a snowy valley, a father writes to his five-year-old daughter about the number of people that attended her funeral. A lone woman chain-smokes as she reads through her old notebooks. Through a rich cast of characters, the novel tells a story spanning many years and an entire subcontinent.
Twenty years ago, Roy took the literary world by storm with her excellent debut novel,
The God of Small Things, the story of twins Rahel and Estha growing up in the politically turbulent state of Kerala in the 1960s. This tale of a family tragedy set against a background of social taboos, local politics and historical change received widespread critical acclaim and won the Booker prize in 1997. Since her first novel, Roy has been awarded the Sydney Peace Prize and published five books of non-fiction including The End of Imagination,
Broken Republic and
Capitalism: A Ghost Story. Please join us for a special evening with Arundhati Roy.
Advance tickets are available for MLF Get Closer Members from Wednesday 29th March. Public booking will be available from 2pm Friday 31st March. Membership including advance booking for events starts at £20 a year. For more info please visit our Membership page or call Quaytickets on 0843 208 0500.