Arundhati Roy is the author of the bestseller The God of Small Things.
An interview by Kate Kellaway with the London Observer Service can be found in the July 19, 1998 Raleigh News & Observer:
KK: [Do you] think that there's a god overseeing [your] life?
AR: No, I am just like an animal. I have no religion.
KK: So when you die, that's it?
AR: Yes ... sometimes even before you die, that's it.