Biography for Joseph Anton

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SALMAN RUSHDIE is the author of eleven previous novels--Luka and the Fire of Life, Grimus, Midnight's Children(for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories,The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, andThe Enchantress of Florence--and one collection of short stories, East, West. He has also published three works of nonfiction:The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991, andStep Across This Line, and coedited two anthologies, Mirrorwork andBest American Short Stories 2008. He is a former president of American PEN.