Arundhati Roy receives European Essay Prize
Arundhati Roy received the 45th European Essay Prize for Lifetime Achievement and the award is presented by the Charles Whelan Foundation.
An Overview of the News
Arundhati Roy's book of essays, 'Azadi' (2021), especially the French translation, received acclaim.
'Azaadi' explores the concept of freedom in an increasingly totalitarian world, with an emphasis on fiction and alternative imaginations.
Roy is known for his notable works, including the Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things.
The award ceremony will be held on September 12 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Past recipients of the European Essay Prize include Alexander Zinoviev, Amin Malouf and Siri Hustvedt.
European Essay Prize:
It is the first literary award dedicated solely to the genre of the essay.
The award recognizes outstanding essays that criticise current societies, their practices and ideologies.
It has been awarded since 1975 highlighting its long standing presence in the literary scene.
Award-winning essays shed light on social norms, political structures, cultural practices, and socioeconomic challenges.
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