Salman Rushdie is back with his dazzling prose

Sakal Times
Saturday, 20 April 2019

Rushdie is the author of 13 novels including Midnight’s Children, for which he won the Man Booker Prize and Booker of Bookers Prize, and one collection of short stories.

Hold your breath! Man Booker prize-winning and internationally bestselling author, Sir Salman Rushdie’s new novel Quichotte will be published by August this year. This book was acquired by Penguin Random House India to be published under the Hamish Hamilton imprint in August 2019 in India. 

Inspired by the classic Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, Quichotte is the story of an ageing travelling salesman who falls in love with a TV star and sets off to drive across America on a quest to prove himself worthy of her hand. Quichotte’s tragicomic tale is one of a deranged time, and deals, along the way, with father-son relationships, sibling quarrels, racism, the opioid crisis, cyber-spies, and the end of the world.

Rushdie is the author of 13 novels including Midnight’s Children, for which he won the Man Booker Prize and Booker of Bookers Prize, and one collection of short stories. He has also published four works of non-fiction, including the internationally acclaimed bestseller, Joseph Anton, and has co-edited two anthologies. 

He is a member of American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of PEN American Center, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature. His books have been translated into over 40 languages.

Manasi Subramaniam, senior commissioning editor, Penguin Random House India says, ‘In Quichotte, this rich epic of the immigrant experience in modern America, we are delighted to see that Rushdie is back — with his signature dazzling prose — to tell the tale of the here and now within the realm that all that could have been. In his quixotic storytelling, he remains the master fabulist, always playful and humorous and detailed, and never failing at the same time to be relevant, provocative and marvellously original. We believe that this is the perfect follow-on to the extraordinary success of The Golden House.’

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