Salman Rushdie's novel 'The Golden House' announced

Feb 8, 2017 11:02 IST

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Author Salman Rushdie’s new novel titled 'The Golden House' is slated to release in September 2017. The announcement was made by Penguin Random House on 7 February 2017.

The book will be published in India by Penguin Random House, which acquired the subcontinent rights from the Wylie Agency.

Rushdie’s forthcoming novel is a modern-day thriller, which tells a story of a mysteriously wealthy family from Bombay that is desperately seeking to forget the tragedy they left behind as they settled in New York City.

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About Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is a British Indian novelist and essayist.

He was born in Bombay (British India) into a Muslim family of Kashmiri descent.

His second novel, Midnight's Children, won the Booker Prize in 1981. It was also deemed to be "the best novel of all winners" on two separate occasions.

His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses, was the subject of a major controversy. It provoked protests from Muslims in several countries.

In 1983, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the United Kingdom’s senior literary organisation.

In 2008, The Times ranked him 13th on its list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.

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