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Salman Rushdie

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A British Indian novelist and essayist; born 1947.

Best known for Midnight's Children, and the controversy surrounding The Satanic Verses, which resulted in protests from Muslims worldwide, public book-burnings, and a fatwa calling for his execution issued by Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran.

He received a Knighthood in 2007.
  • Rushdie delighted to be 'free'

    BBC News report from 1998, following the Iranian Government's announcement that it will not support any attempt to kill him.

  • Salman Rushdie

    The novelist's official site, with a profile, information about books in print, details of appearances, and media resources.

  • Salman Rushdie

    The Postcolonial and Postimperial Web provides a range of resources and links to aid in the study of Rushdie's life and work, and its wider context.

  • Salman Rushdie

    The Guardian provides a profile of the author, with links to current news items.

  • Salman Rushdie: provoking people is in my DNA

    A Daily Telegraph interview with the author on the occasion of the publication of The Enchantress of Florence (2008).

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