Arundhati Roy on the Power of Fiction: Literature is The Simplest Way of Saying a Complicated Thing

Arundhati Roy on the Power of Fiction: Literature is The Simplest Way of Saying a Complicated Thing
Arundhati Roy on the Power of Fiction: Literature is The Simplest Way of Saying a Complicated Thing

We speak with world-renowned author Arundhati Roy on the importance of reading and writing literature, even in the most dire of political times. On Sunday night, Roy delivered the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write lecture at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, invoking James Baldwin to argue that literature can tell the truth when all other avenues fail. Roy told her audience, “I very much like the idea of literature that is needed. Literature that provides shelter. Shelter of all kinds.”

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