Salman Rushdie is always in the news and it took Midnight’s Children to propel him into the dizzying heights of literary stardom, and to earn him Booker immortality . There is no doubt that Rushdie is a difficult author to read, for the persistent, the rewards are great. Every reader has his or her favourites, and mine include Midnights Children and Shalimar the Clown.
Rushdie courts controversy, and keeps on churning not only bestsellers, but also works acclaimed by literary critics. The fact that he was named Best of the Booker on the 40th anniversary of the prestigious literary prize, is again an occasion to look at the man and his work. Please click here to read my recent article on Salman Rushdie.