Salman Rushdie

The Moor’s Last Sigh

Added on July 31, 2012

The Moor’s Last Sigh Salman Rushdie Alfred A. Knopf, Canada, 1995 The Moor’s Last Sigh won the 1995 Whitbread Award. It was Time Magazine’s Best Book of the Year. The story covers several generations of a dysfunctional Indian family and is said to be a representation of the history of 20th century India. The protagonist, [...]

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Midnight’s Children

Added on November 22, 2011

Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie Picador, London, 1981 I bought this Picador paperback several years ago at a yard sale. It was marked at $1. I noticed it was signed and mentioned it to the seller, and she just shrugged her shoulders. She said, “No haggling, then.” This is a second printing of the first paperback [...]

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Shalimar the Clown

Added on April 9, 2011

Shalimar the Clown Salman Rushdie Jonathan Cape, London, 2005 I bought this signed book before Salman Rushdie came to town to promote it. I did that because I really wanted Rushdie to sign my first printing of The Satanic Verses. The first announcement from the stage on lecture night was that Rushdie would only sign [...]

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The Satanic Verses

Added on July 24, 2010

The Satanic Verses Salman Rushdie Viking, U.K. 1988 The Satanic Verses came out in Britain to mixed reviews, but ended up a finalist for the Booker Prize and won the Whitbread Award for novel of the year. In the Muslim community, The Satanic Verses started a major controversy. Ultimately, it was judged as blasphemous, and [...]

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