A glittering, magical fable, the follow-up to the bestselling Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Sir Salman Rushdie has received many awards for his writing, including the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. In 1993 Midnight's Children was judged to be the 'Booker of Bookers', the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first 25 years. In June 2007 he received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
"A captivating, funny and beautifully imagined fable" -- Beth Jones * Sunday Telegraph * "Startlingly beautiful...an eloquent example of the games a fine storyteller can play" * Independent on Sunday * "A beautiful book... It's like a bridge, built between generations, fabulous and strange and from the heart" * Neil Gaiman * "A bustling and minutely imagined fabular landscape, crammed with allegorical figures and places...its exuberance is inextricably linked to its profligacy with puns, rhymes, one liners and snippets of nonsense... It captures brilliantly that moment when adults enrapture children by behaving like children themselves" -- Alex Clark * Guardian * "A playful, inventive statement to a son, a story of growing up and imminent self-awareness, a tale of magic" -- Susan Rice * Sunday Herald, Christmas round up *