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Salman Rushdie

Shalimar the Clown

Step Across This Line

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Salman Rushdie is the author of nine previous novels: Grimus; Midnight's Children (which was awarded the Booker Prize in 1981; in 1993, was judged to be the best novel to have won that prize in its first twenty-five years; and in 2008 was awarded the prize as the best book in the prize's 40-year history); Shame (winner of the French Prix de Meilleur Livre Etranger); The Satanic Verses (winner of the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel); Haroun and the Sea of Stories (winner of the Writers Guild Award); The Moor's Last Sigh (winner of the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel); The Ground Beneath Her Feet (winner of the Eurasian section of the Commonwealth Prize); Fury (a New York Times Notable Book); and Shalimar the Clown (a Time Book of the Year). He is also the author of a book of stories, East, West, and three works of nonfiction - Imaginary Homelands, The Jaguar Smile, and The Wizard of Oz. He is co-editor of Mirrorwork, an anthology of contemporary Indian writing.

When we see someone have a bad experience, particularly if we're not fond of them, we may say, he had it coming, or she had it coming. My message here is, brothers and sisters, we've all got it coming. We just don't know when it's going to get here.

- Howell Raines
The One That Got Away

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