For those who loved the novel The God of Small Things -- and there are a great many who do -- this should come as fabulous news. A decade after winning the Booker Prize for her debut work, and years after concentrating on social and environmental causes, author Arundhati Roy [ Images ] intends to take another shot at fiction.
Readers now used to a lot of her non-fiction -- including The Algebra of Infinite Justice and An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire -- can now prepare for a possible return to form made richer by what Roy has experienced since winning her award.
Speculation on what the novel will focus on has already begun. 45-year-old Roy has spoken about the need to go to a different place. She has talked about spending a lot of time in Kashmir [ Images ], and mentioned a desire to move beyond political writing.
What do you think she should write about? India's [ Images ] nuclear tests? The controversial Narmada Dam issue that has long been dear to her? Life in modern-day India? Another story about families set in her hometown Kerala [ Images ]? Tell us.