Arundhati Roy; photo by Sanjay Kak

 Celebrated author and Booker Prize-winning novelist Arundhati Roy will make her inaugural Vancouver appearance on April 1 at 8 pm, reading from a range of her works while introducing attendees to her journey in writing and activism.
Roy has a prolific and varied output of work, with topics ranging from climate change, war, and the perils of free-market development to the defense of the poor. The distinguished author’s impressive list of accolades include the 1997 Booker Prize for The God of Small Things, the 2004 Sydney Peace Prize, and the 2011 Norman Mailer Prize for Distinguished Writing. Through her work as a global justice activist, she has inspired and encouraged those seeking a better world.

The event will be organized by the Indian Summer Arts Society (ISAS), a Vancouver-based not-for-profit organization that promotes artists of South Asian origin in the performing, visual, literary, culinary and folk arts, as well as producing the annual Indian Summer Festival. The event is supported by SFU’s Surrey Campus Library, SANSAD, and the Hari Sharma Foundation.
“We are thrilled to bring Arundhati Roy for her first appearance in Vancouver. Her impressive body of work combined with her passion and dedication to global justice make her one of the most important voices of our time,” said Laura Byspalko, Managing Director of ISAS.

An Evening With Arundhati Roy

Date: April 1, 8 pm
Venue: St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church, 1012 Nelson Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $25, general admission; $20, students; available online and the Tickets Tonight box office
Note: Roy’s books will be sold at the venue; she will also be available to sign books after the event.
Roy will also speak on April 2 at the British Columbia Library Conference.

About Indian Summer Arts Society

Indian Summer Arts Society is a Vancouver-based not-for-profit secular arts organization dedicated to promoting, showcasing and building public awareness of artists of South Asian origin in the performing, visual, literary, culinary and folk arts. As part of this mandate, ISAS produces the Indian Summer Festival each July, which celebrates arts, ideas and diversity by connecting world-class artists and thinkers from Canada and South Asia.

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