Salman Rushdie http://www.kunc.org en Book News: Museum, Kelly Clarkson Vie For Jane Austen's Ring http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-museum-kelly-clarkson-vie-jane-austens-ring <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>An anonymous donor <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/aug/12/anonymous-donor-100000-jane-austen-ring">has given £100,000</a> (about $155,000) to Jane Austen's House Museum in its effort to buy back the author's gold and turquoise ring from <em>American Idol </em>winner Kelly Clarkson, who got it at auction for £152,450 (about $235,700) last year. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:13:00 +0000 48286 at http://www.kunc.org Book News: Museum, Kelly Clarkson Vie For Jane Austen's Ring An Epic Of India Gets A Canvas Its Own Size http://www.kunc.org/post/epic-india-gets-canvas-its-own-size In the 1970s, Salman Rushdie was an unknown writer living in London. He decided to return to the country of his birth and rough it across India on what he describes as "extraordinarily long 15-hour bus rides with chickens vomiting on our feet."<p>That trip inspired <em>Midnight's Children,</em> the Booker Prize-winning novel that many consider Rushdie's literary masterpiece. Thu, 09 May 2013 06:54:00 +0000 44042 at http://www.kunc.org An Epic Of India Gets A Canvas Its Own Size Salman Rushdie, John Le Carre End Literary Feud http://www.kunc.org/post/salman-rushdie-john-le-carre-end-literary-feud It began with a war of words in the letters pages of the <em>Guardian</em> and ended with comments made to <em><a href="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/books/article3596815.ece">The Times</a></em> of London. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 36376 at http://www.kunc.org Salman Rushdie, John Le Carre End Literary Feud