Biography

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is the author of such novels as MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), THE SATANIC VERSES, SHALIMAR THE CLOWN, THE ENCHANTRESS OF FLORENCE --- and one collection of short stories: EAST, WEST. He has also published three works of nonfiction: THE JAGUAR SMILE, IMAGINARY HOMELANDS: Essays and Criticism 1981–1991, and STEP ACROSS THIS LINE, and co-edited two anthologies, MIRRORWORK and BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2008. He is a former president of American PEN.

Salman Rushdie

Books by Salman Rushdie

by Salman Rushdie - Memoir, Nonfiction

How do a writer and his family live with the threat of murder for more than nine years? How does he go on working? How does he fall in and out of love? How does despair shape his thoughts and actions, how and why does he stumble, how does he learn to fight back? In this remarkable memoir, Salman Rushdie tells that story for the first time --- the story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech.

by Salman Rushdie - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

This stand-alone sequel to HAROUN AND THE SEA OF STORIES tells the tall tale of 12-year-old Luka in the Nether World, a fantastical realm once visited by his brother, Haroun. Luka is on a quest to rescue his dying father from perpetual sleep and faces nine impossible challenges, all of which must be overcome if he is to steal the Fire of Life.