The trailer has been released for the much anticipated Midnight’s Children, Deepa Mehta’s adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s epic novel. A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent’s generation. The film stars Satya Bhabha, Shahana Goswami and Rajat Kapoor.  The […]

In celebration of today’s release of Joseph Anton – Salman Rushdie’s new memoir @RHLibrary is tweeting our #LiteraryAlias on Twitter and we ask that you tweet yours along with us. Forced underground, Rushdie selected an alias by combining the names of writers he loved: Conrad and Chekhov – Joseph Anton. Twitter ((sample tweets)): Forced underground, @SalmanRushdie’s alias combined […]

Joseph Anton hits shelves today.  And, Salman Rushdie’s extraordinary and powerful memoir of how he was forced underground, is already getting lots of media attention: Watch Salman Rushdie’s appearance on the Today Show here.   Read the New Yorker excerpt.   Praise: “[A] harrowing, deeply felt and revealing document: an autobiographical mirror of the big, […]

Salman Rushdie’s highly-anticipated memoir, Joseph Anton, goes on sale Tuesday, 9/18.  Don’t miss the incredible media coverage starting on Monday: Monday, 9/17 NBC/Today Show Comedy Central/Daily Show with Jon Stewart PBS/Charlie Rose Tuesday, 9/18: CBS/This Morning NPR/Morning Edition WNYC-FM/Leonard Lopate Interview B&N Union Square Thursday, 9/20 CNN/GPS with Fareed Zakaria New York Public Library—ticketed event […]

Now available  in paperback is Salman Rushdie’s The Enchantress of Florence, which Library Journal called a “…magical and haunting new novel.”  Just in time for the paperback release, Random House has launched a dedicated Salman Rushdie website featuring excerpts from the author’s many books, information about his upcoming appearances, author videos, and more. -Jen

Back in college, I remember sitting in the university library watching film versions of To the Lighthouse and Ulysses after having read them in class. And I remember thinking, “This is terrible. Why did they even try?” Woolf’s novel unfolds almost entirely in the characters’ brains, and Joyce’s novel is not only cerebral, but was […]

Just out today, In plenty of time for Banned Books Week comes the third volume of RHI magazine, an annual publication produced by our academic marketing department. This time around, we have articles from Ray Bradbury, Lois Lowry, Salman Rushdie, Billy Collins and Judy Blume, a new poem from Maya Angelou, and contributions from many […]