Register for the St. Louis Literary Award Ceremony In-Person & Virtual Livestream
The award ceremony, moderated by Dr. Amber Johnson, will be held Thursday, April 28, 2022, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall. A craft talk, moderated by Dr. Joya Uraizee, will be held on the following day, Friday, April 29, at 1:00 p.m. on the campus of Saint Louis University.
Register for the 2022 Craft Talk with Arundhati Roy In-Person & Virtual Livestream
Those choosing to attend the event in-person at the Sheldon will be asked to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before time of entry into the event. Self-administered tests will not be accepted. Learn more about COVID Health and Safety Guidelines at the Sheldon.
Roy is the author of the novel "The God of Small Things," which received the 1997 Booker Prize and was listed as a New York Times notable book of the year.
Roy’s second novel "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" was named to the Man Booker long list in 2017 and was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Roy has been honored with Lannan Foundation’s Prize for Cultural Freedom (2002); the Sydney Peace Prize (2004); the George Orwell Award from the National Council of Teachers of English (2004); and the Norman Mailer Prize for Distinguished Writing (2011).
“First and foremost, Arundhati Roy is an exceptional writer whose work has made a profound impact culturally, socially, and politically. What resonates through her writings as an essayist, novelist, and screenwriter is a voice that is unwaveringly honest and compelling,” said Edward Ibur, Executive Director of the St. Louis Literary Award. “Ms. Roy has been a bright star in the literary universe for more than 30 years, and we are so fortunate to have her join our amazing roster of writers who have received the St. Louis Literary Award at SLU for more than 50 years.”