Arundhati Roy Makes Man Booker Prize List Again

Arundhati Roy, who won the Man Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel “The God of Small Things,” is in the running again with her much awaited second novel, “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.”

The 13 books announced Thursday were chosen from 144 novels submitted by publishers.There are two novelists who were born in Pakistan, Mohsin Hamid and Kamila Shamsie. The longlist is completed by two Irish authors: Sebastian Barry and Mike McCormack.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is longlisted for the £50,000 prize, which is now in its 49th year.

Roy, who is a well-known political activist was featured in the 2014 list of Time 100, the 100 most influential people in the world.

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