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Salman Rushdie

Originally posted September 2005

Shalimar the Clown

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A former U.S. ambassador to India is murdered on his daughter's doorstep in L.A., and then writer Salman Rushdie takes the rest of his novel Shalimar the Clown to explain why. It's a sprawling book that attempts to show how Shalimar, a proud Kashmiri man, is reduced to murder.




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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.

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