About the Author
Arundhati Roy wowed critics with her writing debut, The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize in 1998. She has also published several collections of essays The Cost of Living, Power Politics and most recently War Talk. Ms. Roy is an outspoken critic of India's nuclear weapons testing, controversial environmental issues and the US "war on terrorism". Howard Zinn is the author of the best-selling People's History Of The United States (over a million copies sold), and numerous other works of history, politics, and biography.