Salman Rushdie

Quick Facts

Full NameSir Ahmed Salman Rushdie
Birth DateJune 19, 1947
BirthplaceBombay, British India (now Mumbai, India)
NationalityIndian (until 1964), British (from 1964), American (from 2016)
OccupationNovelist, professor
EducationKing’s College, Cambridge (BA)
GenreMagic realism, satire, postcolonialism
Notable WorksMidnight’s Children, The Satanic Verses, Harun Aur Kahaniyo Ka Samunder (Haroun and the Sea of Stories)
SpousesClarissa Luard (m. 1976; div. 1987), Marianne Wiggins (m. 1988; div. 1993), Elizabeth West (m. 1997; div. 2004), Padma Lakshmi (m. 2004; div. 2007), Rachel Eliza Griffiths (m. 2021)
AwardsKnighted in 2007, Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France in 1999, Time 100 most influential people in the world in April 2023
Notable EventsSubject of a fatwa issued by Ruhollah Khomeini after the publication of The Satanic Verses, assassination attempts, stabbing incident during a lecture in 2022
Literary InfluencesP. G. Wodehouse, Agatha Christie, Lewis Carroll (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Arthur Ransome (Swallows And Amazons series), J. R. R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings), others

Salman Rushdie Books

TitlePublication Year
The Satanic Verses1988
Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder2024
Midnight’s Children1981
Victory City2023
Harun Aur Kahaniyo Ka Samunder (Haroun and the Sea of Stories)1990
Joseph Anton: A Memoir2012
Imaginary Homelands1991
The Golden House2017
The Ground Beneath Her Feet1999
East, West1994
Shalimar the Clown2005
The Prophet’s Hair1981
Midnight’s Children (SparkNotes Literature Guide)2014
The Moor’s Last Sigh1995
The Enchantress of Florence2008
Grimus: Roman1975
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights2015
Luka and the Fire of Life2010
The Wizard of Oz2000
The Jaguar Smile1987
Languages of Truth2021
Haroun and Luka2013
Step Across This Line2002
In Good Faith1990
El Suelo Bajo Sus Pies (The Ground Beneath Her Feet)1999
Midnight’s Children: A BBC Between the Covers Big Jubilee Read Pick2023
Ademe Deve Henawa1997
Der Boden unter Ihren Füßen (The Ground Beneath Her Feet)1999

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