Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His second novel, Midnight's Children (1981), won the Booker Prize in 1981. Much of his fiction is set on the Indian subcontinent. He is said to combine magical realism with historical fiction; his work is concerned with the many connections, disruptions and migrations between East and West.

His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), was the centre of a major controversy, provoking protests from Muslims in several countries, some violent. Death threats were made against him, including a fatwā issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran, on 14 February 1989.

Rushdie was appointed Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France in January 1999. In June 2007, Queen Elizabeth II knighted him for his services to literature. In 2008, The Times ranked him thirteenth on its list of the fifty greatest British writers since 1945.

Since 2000, Rushdie has lived in the United States, where he has worked at Emory University and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His most recent book is Joseph Anton: A Memoir, an account of his life in the wake of the controversy over The Satanic Verses.


Sir Salman Rushdie Poems

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Sir Salman Rushdie Quotes

Reality is a question of perspective; the further you get from the past, the more concrete and plausible it seems—but as you approach the present, it inevitably seems incredible.
Salman Rushdie (b. 1948), Indian-born British author. "All-India Radio," bk. 2, Midnight's Children (1981).
Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit.
Salman Rushdie (b. 1947), Indian-born British author. "Ayesha," The Satanic Verses (1988).
Such is the miraculous nature of the future of exiles: what is first uttered in the impotence of an overheated apartment becomes the fate of nations.
Salman Rushdie (b. 1948), Indian-born-British author. "Ayesha," The Satanic Verses (1988). Of the Imam exiled in London.

Comments about Sir Salman Rushdie

Wendy 08 Jan 2019 08:49
I am searching for a poem by Sir Salman Rushdie that sounds like a 'prayer'. Asking for all of humanity to come together in peace. What poem Is it? It was so, so beautiful when read out loud. Can you assist me? Wendy
RAJESH 02 Jul 2018 08:35