Arundhati Roy with Nicola Sturgeon at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
What did Arundhati Roy do between the publication of her Booker-winning debut The God of Small Things in 1997 and her extraordinary follow-up, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness two decades later? In a stunning new book of essays, we have the definitive answer. My Seditious Heart is much more than a series of illuminating observations on justice, rights and freedoms: it’s a memoir of the Indian author’s life – as a writer and as a citizen. In this event recorded live at the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival, Roy discusses her novels, her essays and her astonishing experiences with Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.
Supported by James and Morag Anderson