03/28/2012 02:30 pm ET

Salman Rushdie Out Of Exile And Partying In NYC (PHOTOS)

The New York Times recently chronicled the surprising transformation of famed author Salman Rushdie, as he evolves from man-in-exile to something of a socialite, surfacing at various events and getting chummy with celebs that include everyone from Diane von Furstenberg to Shepard Fairey.

Just last week even, Rushdie was spotted in the basement of Mario Batali's restaurant Del Posto, auctioning off his handwritten manuscript of "A Globe Of Heaven." Michael Stipe emceed; Philip Glass posed for pics.

Intrigued by Rushdie's embrace of the New York City party circuit, we scoured to check in on all the author's goings on.