New Delhi: Penguin Random House India announces the upcoming publication of Man Booker prize-winning and internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie’s new novel Quichotte. This book was acquired by Penguin Random House India to be published under the Hamish Hamilton imprint in August 2019 in India. Hamish Hamilton is the imprint with the most distinguished titles in literary fiction.
Inspired by the classic Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, Quichotte is the story of an ageing travelling salesman who falls in love with a TV star and sets off to drive across America on a quest to prove himself worthy of her hand. Quichotte’s tragicomic tale is one of a deranged time, and deals, along the way, with father-son relationships, sibling quarrels, racism, the opioid crisis, cyber-spies, and the end of the world.
Sir Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen novels including Midnight’s Children, for which he won the Man Booker Prize and Booker of Bookers Prize, and one collection of short stories. He has also published four works of non-fiction, including the internationally acclaimed bestseller, Joseph Anton, and has co-edited two anthologies. He is a member of American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of PEN American Center, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature. His books have been translated into over forty languages.
Manasi Subramaniam, Senior Commissioning Editor, Penguin Random House India says, ‘In Quichotte, this rich epic of the immigrant experience in modern America, we are delighted to see that Rushdie is back – with his signature dazzling prose – to tell the tale of the here and now within the realm that all that could have been. In his quixotic storytelling, he remains the master fabulist, always playful and humorous and detailed, and never failing at the same time to be relevant, provocative and marvelously original. We believe that this is the perfect follow-on to the extraordinary success of The Golden House.’