Salman Rushdie is the author of six previous novels - Grimus, Midnight's Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories and The Moor's Last Sigh - and one work of short stories entitled East, West. He has also published three works of non-ficition - The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz - and, as co-editor, The Vintage Book of Indian Writing. He has received many awards for his writing, including the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. In 1993 Midnight's Children was adjudged the 'Booker of Bookers', the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first 25 years.