Rushdie's Children Reborn for Stage???
Date: 2 April 2002
A stage adaptation of Salman Rushdie's 1981 Booker Prize-winning novel Midnight's Children is in the works for later this year, care of Simon Reade, ex-literary manager for the Royal Shakespeare Company. The book tells the story of Saleem, one of 1001 talented children born at the midnight of Indian independence. Rushdie is most famous for his later novel, The Satanic Verses, for which the late Iranian leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a 1989 fatwa against him, condemning him to death for blaspheming Islam and offering a multi-million dollar reward for anyone who committed the assassination. Still under protection, Rushdie now lives in New York City. His other novels include The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet and Haroun and the Sea of Stories, a children's novel that has previously been adapted for the stage.
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