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Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie
Sir Salman Rushdie is the author of many novels including Grimus, Midnight's Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury and {Shalimar the Clown<,i}. He has also published works of non-fiction including, The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz and, the co-editor, with Elizabeth West, of the Vintage Book of Indian Writing.

He has received many awards for his writing including the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. In 1993 Midnight's Children was judged to be the 'Booker of Bookers', the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first 25 years. In June 2007 he received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours

Salman Rushdie will be appearing:

A tall tale, a lost child, a Mughal Emperor - Salman Rushdie's new novel The Enchantress of Florence is a charmer.