• (noun): British writer of novels who was born in India; one of his novels is regarded as blasphemous by Muslims and a fatwa was issued condemning him to death (born in 1947).
    Synonyms: Salman Rushdie, Ahmed Salman Rushdie

Some articles on rushdie:

Marianne Wiggins - Biography
... She and Salman Rushdie wed in January 1988 ... On February 14, 1989, a journalist called Rushdie at their London home and informed him he had just been sentenced to death by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini for blasphemy in his book The Satanic Verses, published the ... As a result, Wiggins went into protective hiding in Great Britain, along with Rushdie ...
The Satanic Verses Controversy - Social and Political Fallout - Rushdie
... death threat, and after his unsuccessful apology to the Iranian government, Rushdie described succumbing to "a curious lethargy, the soporific torpor that overcomes.. ... In late July Rushdie separated from Wiggins, "the tension of being at the center of an international controversy, and the irritations of spending all hours of the day together in seclusion", being too much for ... Late the next year Rushdie declared, "I want to reclaim my life", and in December signed a declaration "affirming his Islamic faith and calling for Viking-Penguin, the publisher of The Satanic ...
Knighthood Of Salman Rushdie
... In mid-June 2007 Salman Rushdie, British Indian novelist and author of controversial novel The Satanic Verses, was created a Knight Bachelor by Queen ... While many groups and individuals have renewed the call to execute Rushdie, the author "is not commenting on the latest threats to his life ... silence was at the request of the British government, Rushdie replied by e-mail stating "The British authorities have not asked me to do or not do anything ...
Cat Stevens' Comments About Salman Rushdie - Criticism and Backlash
... criticized Stevens/Islam, saying he "never forgave him for advocating the execution of Salman Rushdie," and claiming Stevens/Islam "later explained this position away by saying that he did not endorse vigilante ... episode, The Atlantic reviewed the "long war" between Rushdie and Yusuf in brief, including reference to Stanford literary blogger Cynthia Haven's chronicle of "the entire thing, including a ...
The Best Of The Booker
... 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 ... This represented an unprecedented third Booker victory for Rushdie ... (1974) Nadine Gordimer, The Conservationist (1981) Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children (1988) Peter Carey, Oscar Lucinda (1995) Pat Barker, The Ghost Road (1999) J ...

Famous quotes containing the word rushdie:

    The novel does not seek to establish a privileged language but it insists upon the freedom to portray and analyse the struggle between the different contestants for such privileges.
    —Salman Rushdie (b. 1947)

    The only privilege literature deserves—and this privilege it requires in order to exist—is the privilege of being in the arena of discourse, the place where the struggle of our languages can be acted out.
    —Salman Rushdie (b. 1947)

    Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts.
    —Salman Rushdie (b. 1947)