Tuesday, January 17, 2006

News: Arundhati Roy Rejects Literary Award

Arundhati Roy stands up against Indian oligarchs and special interests - turn down this year's top literary award
Media Release
Jan. 15, 2006

Excerpt from India Daily:

Booker prize winner and environment activist Arundhati Roy, is unlikely to reconsider her decision to turn down this year's Sahitya Akademi award

"There is no possibility of Roy reconsidering. Once she has declined the honour, she cannot change her mind despite the Akademi asking her to reverse her decision," sources close to the author said.

Roy had declined the award, saying she cannot accept the honour from an institution linked to a government whose policies she opposes, they told media reporters.

You know what, she's quite plucky.

Full coverage at India Daily

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