Sir Salman Rushdie


Sir Salman Rushdie is an award-winning British Indian writer. His novels, which have been translated into over forty languages, include Booker Prize winning Midnight’s Children, Grimus, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, and Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights. Rushdie has also written a collection of short stories, multiple works of non-fiction, and adapted Midnight’s Children for the stage. For his work, Rushdie has received numerous honors and awards, including two Whitbread Prizes for Best Novel, the Writers’ Guild Award, the James Tait Black Prize, the European Union’s Aristeion Prize for Literature, Author of the Year Prizes in both Britain and Germany, the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, the Budapest Grand Prize for Literature, the Premio Grinzane Cavour in Italy, the Crossword Book Award in India, the Austrian State Prize for European Literature, the London International Writers’ Award, the James Joyce award of University College Dublin, the St Louis Literary Prize, the Carl Sandburg Prize of the Chicago Public Library, and a U.S. National Arts Award.

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