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About the Author
Salman Rushdie is the author of fourteen previous novels, including Midnight's Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh, and Quichotte, all of which have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize; a collection of stories, East, West; a memoir, Joseph Anton; a work of reportage, The Jaguar Smile; and three collections of essays, most recently Languages of Truth. His many awards include the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel, which he won twice; the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award; the National Arts Award; the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger; the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature; the Budapest Grand Prize for Literature; and the Italian Premio Grinzane Cavour. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. He is a former president of PEN America. His books have been translated into over forty languages.
"Fury is a profoundly, ecstatically affirmative work of fiction. It reaffirms Rushdie's standing, in my opinion, at the very front rank of contemporary literary novelists."--Michael Pakenham, Baltimore Sun

"Well, here it is, then, his first 3-D, full-volume American novel, finger-snapping, wildly stupefying, often slyly funny, red-blooded and red-toothed. [Fury] twinkles brightly in tragicomic passages."--The Miami Herald

"[Salman Rushdie's] latest work contains all the linguistic virtuosity of his earlier books, and layer upon layer of sociopolitical observations that only an outsider as brilliant as Rushdie could make. . . . Fury offers an energetic, deeply engaging story, full of gorgeous, often hilarious passages."--The Hartford Courant

"The sea change has invigorated Rushdie. His new novel is very much an American book, a bitingly satiric, often wildly farcical picture of American society in the first years of the twenty-first century."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Fury positively vibrates with intellectual energy (it's also frequently quite funny)."--Kirkus Reviews

"Rushdie's vision of humanity--his totally unfettered imagination--rests on the twin foundations of his cosmopolitanism and his intelligence. His vibrant, metaphorically soaring language is the fuel that runs this outlandish, poignant novel to its amazing conclusion."--Booklist (starred review)

"Rushdie is an important writer on the world stage. [Fury] displays a good sampling of the bedazzling erudition, clever word play and philosophical meanderings with which this singular writer has managed both to enchant and to antagonize so many readers around the globe."--BookPage

"Fury is a masterful fairy tale with a sardonic, au courant edge. . . . Like all good fairy tales, Fury has a moral. Rushdie artfully explores issues of race and class. [We] see American life through a newcomer's eyes and our sense of ourselves is forever changed."--Houston Chronicle

"If Fury contains a Shakespearean vertigo, it counters it with a Shakespearean poise among shifting values. . . . Rushdie's iconic status should not confuse us. Fury confirms his place among the world's wittiest and wisest writers."--The Providence Sunday Journal

"The satisfaction--the joy--of reading Salman Rushdie derives from the craft, ingenuity, the constant word play with which he spins out his inventions. He makes plausible what in the hands of any other writer would be a contrived and preposterous storyline."--The Times (Trenton, N.J.)

"What remains . . . is Rushdie's great facility with language, and the knowing social and cultural observations served up by his tour guide of a narrator."--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution