(Paris) The first novel by writer Salman Rushdie, Grimus, not found in French, will be reissued for the start of the literary season, Gallimard editions announced on Monday.

This novel published in 1975, when the author was 28 years old, was translated by JCLattès editions in 1977. It has never been republished since.

It should come out in pocket, at Folio editions, on August 24, with the same translation, by Maud Perrin.

Grimus is a fantastic tale about a man endowed with immortality, Wandering Eagle, who after more than seven centuries seeks to get rid of this gift.

The book had little success, Rushdie only knowing about it with his second novel, Midnight’s Children (1981), which won the Booker Prize.

From Salman Rushdie appears on September 6 Victory City (Editions Actes Sud, translated by Gérard Meudal), his 15th novel, published in English in February.

This American-British of Indian origin has lived since 1989 under the threat of a fatwa issued by Iran after the publication of his book The Satanic Verses.

Target in August 2022 by an assassination attempt while giving a conference in Chautauqua, he lost the use of one eye and one hand.