New Delhi: Writer Arundhati Roy has been shortlisted for the European Essay Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Since 1975, the Charles Whelan Foundation in Switzerland has been awarding the award annually to writers who contribute to the evolution of thought through their writings. Renowned writers such as Alexander Zinoviev, Edgar Morin, Vaton Todorov, Amin Maloof, Siri Hustvedt, Peter von Mudd and others have received this award.
India’s famous writer Arundhati Roy is now joining this list. His essays were translated into French under the name ‘Azaadi’. Arundhati Roy was selected for the European Essay Award for Lifetime Achievement for that translated book. The Charles Whelan Foundation has announced that the award ceremony will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland on September 12, and the award will be accompanied by a check of INR 18 lakhs.