Salman Rushdie's First Novel in Seven Years to Hit Stands Soon

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is the first adult novel in the seven years that will be brought out by Penguin Books.

Published: 02nd February 2015 05:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd February 2015 05:23 PM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: Salman Rushdie's new novel, a timeless love story and a wonder tale about the way people live now, will hit bookstores in September, his publishers said.

"Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights" will be the author's first novel in seven years.             "Well, yes, first ADULT novel in 7yrs, but since ENCHANTRESS I did write LUKA, JOSEPH ANTON, and the M'S C. screenplay," the 67-year-old writer of books like 'The Satanic Verses', 'Midnight's Children' and 'The Moor's Last Sigh' "he tweeted.

Penguin Books has acquired the rights to publish the book in India on their Hamish Hamilton imprint. According to the publishers, "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights" is a "wonder tale about the way we live now, a rich and multifaceted work that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story to bring alive a world - our world - that has been plunged into an age of unreason.

"Inspired by 2,000 years of storytelling tradition yet rooted in the concerns of our present moment, it is a breath-taking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of the imagination."

Chiki Sarkar, Publisher at Penguin Books India, who acquired the novel from Andrew Wylie at The Wylie Agency, said, "A new novel by Salman Rushdie is always a major event - and this dazzling new work is one of his best yet. We are thrilled to be publishing it in India."

Rushdie is the author of 11 previous novels, including "Shame", "The Ground Beneath Her Feet", "Fury", "Shalimar the Clown" and "The Enchantress of Florence", as well as a book of stories, "East, West", and three works of non-fiction.

His memoir, "Joseph Anton", was published in 2012 and became an internationally acclaimed bestseller. His books have been translated into over 40 languages. "Midnight's Children" was awarded the Booker Prize in 1981, and the Best of the Booker Prize in 2008.

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