Arundhati Roy is the author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things. Her political writings include The Algebra of Infinite Justice, Listening to Grasshoppers, Broken Republic and Capitalism: A Ghost Story, and most recently Things That Can and Cannot Be Said, co-authored with John Cusack. Arundhati Roy lives in New Delhi and her new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness will be published in June 2017.
Alice Walker is a novelist, essayist, poet, and ardent social activist. Her books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry. She is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple, which captured the racial, gender, and economic tensions of the rural south during the 1930s. She is also the author of The Temple of My Familiar, By The Light of My Father’s Smile, and Possessing the Secret of Joy.