23.11.2007 - Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie is one of the great authors of our time. He has written twelve novels, one collection of stories and four nonfiction works, and is one of our most influential thinkers. He was born in Bombay in 1947 and debuted in 1975 with Grimus. He was awarded the Man Booker Prize for his second novel Midnight’s Children in 1981; this novel was also named the ‘Booker of Bookers’ in 1993, the prize for the best novel ever to win the Booker prize. Other highlights from his oeuvre include The Satanic Verses (1988) The Moor’s Last Sigh (1995; Whitbread award) and The Enchantress of Florence (2008). This fall Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights was published, Blending history, mythology and a timeless love story. Rushdie’s novel is a lush, richly layered story in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is a breathtaking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling.