Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Salman RUSHDIE's 25th Anniversary Edition of Midnight's Children (1981)

VINTAGE has come out with a special 25th anniversary edition of Salman Rushdie’s breakthrough novel, Midnight’s Children (1981), with a new introduction by the author, looking back at how this great novel was written and the reaction it provoked when first published in 1981. Definitely a novel worth rereading.

RUSHDIE Salman [1947-] Novelist, short-story writer, essayist. Born Ahmed Salman Rushdie in Bombay, India. NOVELS Shalimar the Clown (2005: shortlisted for the 2005 Whitbread Novel Award and the 2006 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, Eurasia region); Fury (2001); The Ground Beneath Her Feet (1999); The Moor’s Last Sigh (1995: winner of the 1995 Whitbread Novel Award; shortlisted for the 1995 Booker Prize for Fiction); The Satanic Verses (1988: winner of the 1988 Whitbread Novel Award; shortlisted for the 1988 Booker Prize for Fiction); Shame (1983: winner of the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger; shortlisted for the 1983 Booker Prize for Fiction); Midnight’s Children (1981: winner of the 1981 Booker Prize for Fiction, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the 1993 Booker of Bookers Prize); Grimus (1975) STORIES East, West (1994); Haroun and the Sea of Stories (1990: winner of the Writers’ Guild Award) ESSAYS Step Across This Line: Collected Non-Fiction 1992-2002 (2002); Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991 (1991) TRAVEL The Jaguar’s Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey (1987) CRITICISM The Vintage Book of Indian Writing (with Elizabeth West) (1997)


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