Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is an author, novelist, essayist and sometime critic. He was born in Bombay (Mumbai) in 1947 and currently lives in New York City. His breakthrough novel was Midnight’s Children, which won the Booker Prize in 1981, The Booker of Bookers in 1993 and The Best of the Booker in 2008. He attained some notoriety after the publication of Satanic Verses in 1989 when Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa prompting death threats from Muslin extremists. Many people (including myself), believe Rushdie’s essays are finer than much of his fiction.

Yes, this is about Islam Rushdie’s NYT Op-Ed on politicized Islam post-Sep 11.


Salman Rushdie’s Published works

Further information on Salman Rushdie

Free speech links and information on the fatwa

Other Salman Rushdie pages

Quotations from Rushdie

“I don’t think there is a need for an entity like God in my life.” — From an interview with David Frost.

“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it cease to exist.” — From The Swedish “Censorship” Homepage

“I do not envy people who think they have a complete explanation of the world, for the simple reason that they are obviously wrong.” –From an interview with David Frost (PBS)