Salman Rushdie to bring out new novel on modern-day America

Salman Rushdie's 1981 novel, "Midnight's Children," will be adapted into a Netflix TV series.

Salman Rushdie's latest novel, entitled "The Golden House," follows the life of a young American filmmaker against a backdrop of contemporary US politics.

To be published by Vintage imprint Jonathan Cape, "The Golden House" will be Rushdie's 12th novel. The British-Indian writer is most known for his controversial novel "The Satanic Verses" (1988) and Booker-Prize-winning "Midnight's Children" (1981). Rushdie was knighted for his services to literature in 2008.

According to publisher Jonathan Cape, "The Golden House" is "a "modern-day thriller set against the panorama of American culture and politics since the inauguration of Barack Obama." Unafraid of tackling current affairs, Rushdie covers subjects such as the rise of the Tea Party, Gamergate and the "insurgence of a ruthlessly ambitious, narcissistic, media-savvy villain sporting make-up and colored hair."

"The Golden House" will be published in September 2017.