Arundhati Roy's THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS Sold in 19 Countries

© Mayank Austen Soofi

© Mayank Austen Soofi

We're delighted to share that translation rights in Arundhati Roy's The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, have been sold in nineteen countries by Lisette Verhagen of Susanna Lea Associates.

Brazil, Companhia das Letras - Denmark, Rosinante - Egypt (Arabic), Al Kotob Khan - Finland, Otava - France, Gallimard - Germany, Fischer Verlag - Greece, Psichogios - Holland, Prometheus - Hungary, Helikon - Iceland, Forlagid - Italy, Guanda - Norway,  Pax -Poland, Zysk - Portugal, ASA - Slovakia,  Slovart - Spain, Anagrama - Sweden, Brombergs -Turkey, Can, - Taiwan, Commonwealth.

Simon Prosser, of Penguin imprint Hamish Hamilton who are publishing in the UK, and Meru Gokhale, of Penguin Random House India, said: "The writing is extraordinary, and so too are the characters - brought to life with such generosity and empathy, in language of the utmost freshness, joyfully reminding us that words are alive too, that they can wake us up and lend us new ways of seeing, feeling, hearing, engaging... What an incredible book it is-on multiple levels; one of the finest we have read in recent times."