This Week on Well Read TV: Anuradha Roy Talks about Sleeping on Jupiter

This week on Well Read, award-winning author Anuradha Roy will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest novel, Sleeping on Jupiter (2016), a Man Booker Prize nominee released September 6. Through the lives of townspeople and travelers—Badal the tourguide; Nomi the filmmaker; Vidya the vacationer— in the fictional town of Jarmuli, India, Roy examines secrets, misogyny, and “moral hypocrisy.” In the video clip above, Roy reflects on the “undercurrent of violence running through [her] book” and how it mirrors “menace . . . around women” in Indian society.

To watch her full conversation with Jaffe and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule and World Channel beginning this Friday, September 30.

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