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Arundhati Roy’s Clark Lecture 2020

Arundhati Roy’s Clark Lecture 2020, ‘The Graveyard Talks Back: Fiction in the Time of Fake News,’ is published below.

Arundhati Roy
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Adrian Poole, Emeritus Professor of English Literature and a Fellow of Trinity College, said:

‘This is the second occasion on which Cambridge has hosted an important lecture by Arundhati Roy. In November 1999, two years after the publication of her first novel, The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997, she delivered the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture, ‘The Cost of Living.’

Two decades later in 2018, a year after the publication of her second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, she was invited to give the Trinity College Clark Lecture for 2020. We are delighted that her lecture is now published here, as well as in Caravan and LitHub.’

Read The Graveyard Talks Back-Fiction in the Time of Fake News.

You can read the conversation between Arundhati Roy and Trinity’s Fellow Commoner in the Creative Arts, Guy Gunaratne, All in the Picture.

Arundhati Roy’s first lecture at Cambridge was ‘The Cost of Living.’

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