Salman Rushdie: sal-MARN RUSH-dee
Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1947. He studied in India and
England, reading History at King's College, Cambridge. His first novel,
Grimus, was published in 1975. His second novel, the critically acclaimed
and award-winning Midnight's Children, was published in 1991. Among its
honors, it was pronounced the 'Booker of the Bookers,' which recognized it as
the best example of that illustrious prize. Malcolm Bradley in The Modern
British Novel (1994) pronounced the book "a new start for the
late-twentieth-century novel." Rushdie's next novel, Shame, also won
critical acclaim and international awards. Famously, Rushdie's next book, The
Satanic Verses, incurred an issuance of a fatwa a call for his
death by the orthodox leadership in Iran. Rushdie went into hiding but
continued writing. All of his subsequent workhas garnered critical acclaim. He
says that The Enchantress of Florence was written in the aftermath of
divorce from Padma Lakshimi and helped him to recover from the pain of
Rushdie has branched out to teaching and acting. He has played himself in many television shows since 1982. In 2007, he appeared in Helen Hunt's movie, Then She Found Me. He has served on faculty at different universities, like Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently on faculty at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Bibliography of Novels
Midnight's Children (1981)
The Satanic Verses (1988)
Haroun and the Sea of Stories (1990)
The Moor's Last Sigh (1995)
The Ground Beneath her Feet (1999)
Shalimar the Clown (2005)
The Enchantress of Florence (2008)
Luka and the Fire of Life (2010)
Joseph Anton (2012)
This biography was last updated on 09/11/2012.
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