Salman Rushdie

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Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist.wikipedia
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Midnight's Children

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His 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 separate occasions, marking the 25th and the 40th anniversary of the prize.
Midnight's Children is a 1981 novel by British Indian author Salman Rushdie.

The Satanic Verses

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His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), was the subject of a major controversy, provoking protests from Muslims in several countries.
The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie's fourth novel, first published in 1988 and inspired in part by the life of Muhammad.

The Satanic Verses controversy

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His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), was the subject of a major controversy, provoking protests from Muslims in several countries.
The Satanic Verses controversy, also known as the Rushdie Affair, was the heated and frequently violent reaction of Muslims to the publication of Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses, which was first published in the United Kingdom in 1988 and inspired in part by the life of Muhammad.

Knighthood of Salman Rushdie

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In June 2007, Queen Elizabeth II knighted him for his services to literature.
In mid-June 2007 Salman Rushdie, the British Indian novelist and author of the controversial novel The Satanic Verses, was created a Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II.

Ruhollah Khomeini

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Death threats were made against him, including a fatwā calling for his assassination issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran, on 14 February 1989.
Khomeini was known for his support of the hostage takers during the Iran hostage crisis, his fatwa calling for the murder of British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie, and for referring to the United States as the "Great Satan" and Soviet Union as the "Lesser Satan."

Joseph Anton: A Memoir

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In 2012, he published Joseph Anton: A Memoir, an account of his life in the wake of the controversy over The Satanic Verses.
Joseph Anton: A Memoir is an autobiographical book by the British Indian writer, Salman Rushdie.

Grimus

Rushdie's first novel, Grimus (1975), a part-science fiction tale, was generally ignored by the public and literary critics.
Grimus is a 1975 fantasy and science fiction novel by Salman Rushdie.

Shame (Rushdie novel)

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After Midnight's Children, Rushdie wrote Shame (1983), in which he depicts the political turmoil in Pakistan, basing his characters on Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq.
Shame is Salman Rushdie's third novel, published in 1983.

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

It was followed by Haroun and the Sea of Stories in 1990.
Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a 1990 children's book by Salman Rushdie.

The Ground Beneath Her Feet

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The Ground Beneath Her Feet (1999) is a remaking of the myth of Orpheus that presents an alternative history of modern rock music.
The Ground Beneath Her Feet is Salman Rushdie's sixth novel.

The Moor's Last Sigh

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The Moor's Last Sigh, a family epic ranging over some 100 years of India's history was published in 1995.
The Moor's Last Sigh is the fifth novel by Salman Rushdie, published in 1995.

Magic realism

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He combines magical realism with historical fiction; his work is concerned with the many connections, disruptions, and migrations between Eastern and Western civilizations. Both these works of postcolonial literature are characterised by a style of magic realism and the immigrant outlook that Rushdie is very conscious of as a member of the Kashmiri diaspora.
In English literature, its chief exponents include Salman Rushdie, Alice Hoffman, and Nick Joaquin.

East, West

In addition to books, Rushdie has published many short stories, including those collected in East, West (1994).
East, West (ISBN: 0-394-28150-0) is a 1994 anthology of short stories by Salman Rushdie.

Shalimar the Clown

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Following the novel Fury, set mainly i New York and avoiding the previous sprawling narrative style that spans generations, periods and places, Rushdie's 2005 novel Shalimar the Clown, a story about love and betrayal set in Kashmir and Los Angeles, was hailed as a return to form by a number of critics.
Shalimar the Clown is a 2005 novel by Salman Rushdie.

Postcolonial literature

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Both these works of postcolonial literature are characterised by a style of magic realism and the immigrant outlook that Rushdie is very conscious of as a member of the Kashmiri diaspora.
As depicted in Salman Rushdie's novels for example, the homogeneous nation was built on European models by the exclusion of marginalized voices.

Quichotte (novel)

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2019 saw the publication of Rushdie's fourteenth novel Quichotte, inspired by Miguel de Cervantes classic novel Don Quijote.
Quichotte is a 2019 novel by Salman Rushdie.

Luka and the Fire of Life

His novel Luka and the Fire of Life, a sequel to Haroun and the Sea of Stories, was published in November 2010 to critical acclaim.
Luka and the Fire of Life is a novel by Salman Rushdie.

PEN World Voices

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Rushdie was the President of PEN American Center from 2004 to 2006 and founder of the PEN World Voices Festival.
The festival was founded by Salman Rushdie, Esther Allen, and Michael Roberts and was launched in 2005.

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

2015 saw the publication of Rushdie's novel Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, a shift back to his old beloved technique of magic realism.
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is a 2015 novel by Salman Rushdie.

The Ground Beneath Her Feet (song)

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The song of the same name by U2 is one of many song lyrics included in the book; hence Rushdie is credited as the lyricist.
The song credits author Salman Rushdie as its writer because the lyrics are taken from his book of the same name.

The Best of the Booker

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His 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 separate occasions, marking the 25th and the 40th anniversary of the prize.
The winner, as chosen by a public vote, was Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children, and was announced on July 10 at the London Literature Festival.

Midnight's Children (film)

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The film was also called Midnight's Children.
Midnight's Children is a 2012 Canadian-British film adaptation of Salman Rushdie's 1981 novel of the same name.

Thomas Pynchon

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In his 2002 non-fiction collection Step Across This Line, he professes his admiration for the Italian writer Italo Calvino and the American writer Thomas Pynchon, among others.
It did, however, receive a positive review from the novelist Salman Rushdie.

Bridget Jones's Diary (film)

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He had a cameo appearance in the film Bridget Jones's Diary based on the book of the same name, which is itself full of literary in-jokes.
Also, Salman Rushdie, Julian Barnes and Jeffrey Archer have cameos in the film.

Cathedral and John Connon School

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He was educated at Cathedral and John Connon School, Bombay, Rugby School in Warwickshire, and King's College, Cambridge, where he read history.