Arundhati Roy Awarded PEN Pinter Prize 2024

Arundhati Roy, the acclaimed Indian author, has been awarded the 2024 PEN Pinter Prize, an honor recognizing her outstanding literary merit and her serious engagement with global and Indian sociopolitical issues. Known for her Booker Prize-winning novel “The God of Small Things” and her critical stance on human rights and press freedom in India, Roy’s work transcends literature, addressing significant global issues with wit and elegance. The PEN Pinter Prize, established in 2009 by English PEN to honor Harold Pinter, celebrates writers who exhibit bravery in the face of political adversity. Roy’s recognition comes amidst ongoing legal challenges in India, highlighting her unwavering commitment to activism through storytelling.

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