Who is Rushdie?

  • (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 ... into protective hiding in Great Britain, along with Rushdie ...
Cat Stevens' Comments About Salman Rushdie - Criticism and Backlash
... forgave him for advocating the execution of Salman Rushdie," and claiming Stevens/Islam "later explained this position away by saying that he did not ... 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 bizarre ...
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 ... Siege of Krishnapur (1974) Nadine Gordimer, The Conservationist (1981) Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children (1988) Peter Carey, Oscar Lucinda (1995) Pat Barker, The Ghost Road (1999) J ...
The Satanic Verses Controversy - Social and Political Fallout - Rushdie
... 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 ... 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 Verses, neither to ...
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 ... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word rushdie:

    We must conclude that it is not only a particular political ideology that has failed, but the idea that men and women could ever define themselves in terms that exclude their spiritual needs.
    —Salman Rushdie (b. 1948)

    One of the extraordinary things about human events is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable.
    —Salman Rushdie (b. 1948)

    Your blasphemy, Salman, can’t be forgiven.... To set your words against the Words of God.
    —Salman Rushdie (b. 1948)