Salman Rushdie  photo by Beowulf Sheehan

World-renowned author Salman Rushdie is coming to St. Louis to present his new novel, “The Golden House.”

Rushdie will appear at St. Louis County Library headquarters on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m.

“The Golden House” is set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics—a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that make Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age.

Rushdie is also the author of 12 previous works, including: Midnight’s Children,” (winner of the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), ”The Satanic Verses,” “Shalimar the Clown,” and “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights,” as well as a collection of short stories, “East, West.” He is a member of the 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.

There will not be a book signing following the presentation, but pre-signed books are available for purchase at the event from Left Bank Books.

Admission is $32 (admits one and includes one pre-signed copy of “The Golden House”); $38 (admits two and includes one pre-signed copy of the book)

Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library headquarters. For more information, visit slcl.org or call (314) 994-3300.