Salman Rushdie

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

Salman Rushdie

Talk: Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

The world-renowned writer Salman Rushdie visited Google to discuss his newest novel, "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights". During his visit, he talked about mythology, superstition, and religion. Fifty years ago, Rushdie says, it would have seemed absurd to think religion today would be such an issue in the world, considering it was quickly losing significance in society. So while he is not religious himself, and does not want to write about religion, it is impossible not to write about it.

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is the author of nine previous novels, including Midnight's Children (which was awarded the Booker Prize in 1981 and, in 1993, was judged to be the "Booker of Bookers," the best novel to have won that prize in its first twenty-five years) and The Satanic Verses (winner of the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel). He is co-editor of Mirrorwork, an anthology of contemporary Indian writing.

The Book

From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is a breathtaking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling.

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