Salman Rushdie talks about his new novel The Enchantress of Florence.
A young traveler, calling himself the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the Emperor Akbar, lord of the great Mughal empire, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the imperial capital — a tale about a mysterious, beautiful woman in the far-off city of Florence.
Rushdie is the world-acclaimed writer of Satanic Verses, Midnight's Children and many other novels- Book Passage
Elaine Petrocelli is the owner of Book Passage in Corte Madera, an independent bookstore that is renowned for its event schedule of authors, reader events, conferences, and writing classes.
Elaine has been chosen "Bookseller of the Year" by Publishers Weekly magazine, and her constantly-updated list of book recommendations is followed by readers throughout the Bay Area and the nation.
Salman Rushdie is the author of eleven novels, including "The Moor’s Last Sigh," "The Enchantress of Florence," and "Midnight’s Children," which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction and the Best of the Booker Award and has just been adapted for film. "Joseph Anton," his memoir about his years of struggle against the Iranian fatwa on his novel "The Satanic Verses," comes out in September. He has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1987.