Salman Rushdie

September 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

The dangerous game of Marlon James—Can genre fiction be great literature?

James seems to be saying to the establishment, to the same generous folks who once gave him the Booker and propelled him to the stratosphere: Go ahead and say this is not literature, I dare you. 

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

How Salman Rushdie’s ‘Midnight’s Children’ changed my life

Metaphors have never made more sense to me than when these two swapped but intertwined lives personified India and Pakistan, the two newborn countries, whose births were marked by blood, pain and trauma.

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

Attack fans interest in Rushdie works, mainly “Satanic Verses”

The stunning knife attack on author Salman Rushdie has fanned interest in his works - above all, The Satanic Verses, which left him living for years under a looming death threat.

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022
USA

Salman Rushdie stabbing: Hadi Matar charged with attempted murder

Hadi Matar, the suspect in the stabbing of author Salman Rushdie at an event in New York state, has been charged with attempted murder and is being held without bond, prosecutors in Chautauqua County said on Saturday.

August 13, 2022
August 13, 2022

Who is Salman Rushdie?

With a literary career of five decades, Sir Salman Rushdie has been no stranger to death threats due to his controversial work. Born two months before the Indian independence from Britain, Salman Rushdie took his first gaze in Bombay — now known as Mumbai. The controversial writer went on to win the illustrious Booker Prize in 1981 for his book, Midnight’s Children; the novelist became one of the most celebrated and successful British authors of all time. However, with his fourth novel, The Satanic Verses, published in 1988, the writer managed to cause international turmoil by hurting Islamic sentiments. Thus, began his controversial life.

August 12, 2022
August 12, 2022

Salman Rushdie attacked on stage during event in New York state

British author Salman Rushdie, whose writings made him the target of Iranian death threats that forced him into hiding, was attacked on stage Friday in western New York state.

June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022

Salman Rushdie named Companion of Honour for Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday Honours List

Indian-born British-American author Salman Rushdie has been named Companion of Honour, an exclusive club of 65 members honoured for their services to the arts, science, medicine, and government. Rushdie is leading the list for his longstanding services to literature.  

May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015

Blogger murders worry 150 authors including Rushdie

Leading authors, including Salman Rushdie and fellow Booker prize winners Margaret Atwood and Yann Martell, call on Bangladesh's government to put an end to a spate of deadly attacks on atheist bloggers.