Salman Rushdie

Rushdie in 2023 Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (; born 19 June 1947) is an Indian-born British-American novelist. His work often combines magic realism with historical fiction and primarily deals with connections, disruptions, and migrations between Eastern and Western civilizations, typically set on the Indian subcontinent. Rushdie's second novel, ''Midnight's Children'' (1981), won the Booker Prize in 1981 and was deemed to be "the best novel of all winners" on two occasions, marking the 25th and the 40th anniversary of the prize.

After his fourth novel, ''The Satanic Verses'' (1988), Rushdie became the subject of several assassination attempts and death threats, including a ''fatwa'' calling for his death issued by Ruhollah Khomeini, the supreme leader of Iran. Numerous killings and bombings have been carried out by extremists who cite the book as motivation, sparking a debate about censorship and religiously motivated violence. In 2022, a man stabbed Rushdie after rushing onto the stage where the novelist was scheduled to deliver a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York.

In 1983, Rushdie was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He was appointed a of France in 1999. Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for his services to literature. In 2008, ''The Times'' ranked him 13th on its list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. Since 2000, Rushdie has lived in the United States. He was named Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University in 2015. Earlier, he taught at Emory University. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he published ''Joseph Anton: A Memoir'', an account of his life in the wake of the events following ''The Satanic Verses''. Rushdie was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by ''Time'' magazine in April 2023. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Rushdie, Salman
    Published 1997
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    by Rushdie, Salman
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    by Rushdie, Salman
    Published 1995
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    by Rushdie, Salman
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    by Rushdie, Salman
    Published 1983
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    by Rushdie, Salman
    Published 2015
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    by Rushdie, Salman
    Published 2015
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    by Rushdie, Salman
    Published 1980
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    by Rushdie, Salman
    Published 1987
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    by Rushdie, Salman
    Published 1997
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    by Rushdie, Salman, 1947-
    Published 1993
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    by Rushdie, Salman, 1947-
    Published 1997
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    by Rushdie, Salman, 1947-
    Published 1989
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    by Carter, Angela, 1940-1992
    Published 2017
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    by Carter, Angela, 1940-1992
    Published 2019
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