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Mitali Mukherjee speaks to award-winning novelist Anuradha Roy on her recently released book The Earthspinner, in a free-flowing chat that dives into communal hate, prejudice, art, and love.
Roy is also the author of An Atlas of Impossible Longing, The Folded Earth, Sleeping on Jupiter and All the Lives We Never Lived.
Each of her previous bestselling novels has been critically acclaimed and received multiple nominations for prestigious awards, both internationally and within India – the Booker Prize 2015, DSC Prize for Fiction 2016 (winner), JCB Award for Literature 2019, Hindu Literary Award, Tata Literature Live! Book of the Year Award 2018 (winner), and the Walter Scott Prize.
She is the first Indian writer to be shortlisted, alongside Anna Burns, Olga Tokarczuk and Pat Barker, for the prestigious Dublin Literary Award.