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Rushdie says he was lied to about threats

Rushdie says he was lied to about threats

JAIPUR, India, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Indian-born author Salman Rushdie says he believes police lied to him about hit men having been hired to kill him if he attended the Jaipur literary festival.
Rushdie cancels festival talk amid threats

Rushdie cancels festival talk amid threats

MUMBAI, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- British author Salman Rushdie says he won't speak at India's Jaipur literature festival as planned because he has been threatened and fears for his life.
Muslims angered by Rushdie invitation

Muslims angered by Rushdie invitation

JAIPUR, India, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Indian Muslims want the Jaipur Literary Festival to withdraw an invitation to Salman Rushdie, a writer who has angered many fellow Muslims.
Vaclav Havel, an appreciation

Vaclav Havel, an appreciation

PARIS, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- In a lifetime in journalism one meets many famous people and political leaders of great power and presence. But Vaclav Havel stands out as unique.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Facebook gives Rushdie back his name

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- British-Indian writer Salman Rushdie was briefly forced to go by his unused first name, Ahmed, on his Facebook account, due to the Web site's identity policy.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.
By United Press International
Rushdie fatwa in effect, ministry says

Rushdie fatwa in effect, ministry says

TEHRAN, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The execution order for writer Salman Rushdie remains valid even though the issuing cleric has died, the Iranian foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Rushdie book to be adapted for film

TORONTO, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- "The Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie will help adapt his book "Midnight's Children" for the screen, a Canadian filmmaker says.
Salman Rushdie wins Joyce award

Salman Rushdie wins Joyce award

DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- University College Dublin reportedly has honored Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie with its James Joyce Award.
Rushdie doesn't regret writing 'Verses'

Rushdie doesn't regret writing 'Verses'

LONDON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Indian-British author Salman Rushdie said he doesn't regret writing "The Satanic Verses," a book so controversial he had to dodge death threats for years.
Rushdie wins apology from ex-bodyguard

Rushdie wins apology from ex-bodyguard

LONDON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Author Salman Rushdie reportedly has won an apology in London High Court from a former bodyguard who made false claims against him.
Rushdie considering book about fatwa

Rushdie considering book about fatwa

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) -- Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie says he is considering penning a book about the fatwa imposed upon him after he published "The Satanic Verses."
Rushdie awarded Best of Booker prize

Rushdie awarded Best of Booker prize

LONDON, July 10 (UPI) -- Indian author Salman Rushdie's novel "Midnight's Children" has beaten five other former Booker prize winners shortlisted for the Best of the Booker prize.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008.
By United Press International

Salman Rushdie to speak at Emory U.

DECATUR , Ga., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Indian-British author Salman Rushdie is scheduled to give a lecture called "Autobiography and the Novel" at Emory University in Georgia next month.
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Salman Rushdie reads a passage from his book 'The Enchantress of Florence' at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington on June 30, 2008. (UPI Photo/Patrick D. McDermott)
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Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie ( /sælˈmɑːn ˈrʊʃdi/, Kashmiri: अहमद सलमान रुशदी (Devanagari), احمد سلمان رشدی (Nastaleeq); born 19 June 1947) is an Indian-British novelist and essayist. His second novel, Midnight's Children (1981), won the Booker Prize in 1981. Much of his fiction is set on the Indian subcontinent. His style is often classified as magical realism mixed with historical fiction, and a dominant theme of his work is the story of the many connections, disruptions and migrations between the Eastern and Western worlds.

His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), was the centre of a major controversy, drawing protests from Muslims in several countries. Some of the protests were violent, in which death threats were issued to Rushdie, including a fatwā against him by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran, on February 14, 1989.

He was appointed a Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II for "services to literature" in June 2007. He holds the rank Commandeur in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France. He began a five-year term as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emory University in 2007. In May 2008 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2008, The Times ranked Rushdie thirteenth on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". His latest novel is Luka and the Fire of Life, published in November 2010. In 2010, he announced that he has begun writing his memoirs.

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