Iran group raises Rushdie bounty

TEHRAN, June 18 (UPI) -- A non-governmental organization in Iran is offering $150,000 for the death of author Salman Rushdie.

Pakistan objects to Rushdie honors

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 18 (UPI) -- The Pakistan parliament has voted unanimously to condemn the Queen of England's bestowal of knighthood on controversial author Salman Rushdie. Rushdie, who went into hiding after his book, "The Satanic Verses," caused an uproar in the Muslim world that in

Iran condemns knighthood of Salman Rushdie

LONDON, June 17 (UPI) -- Officials in Iran have criticized Britain's decision to allow author Salman Rushdie to be knighted by the queen in London.

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Cat Stevens denies death endorsement

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Folk singer Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, has claimed he never supported the Iranian death sentence issued against writer Salman Rushdie.

Patrick White's odd archives revealed

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Archives belonging to the late Patrick White, Australia's Nobel literature laureate, have been purchased by the National Library of Australia.

Rushdie says Muslim face veils 'suck'

LONDON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Muslim author Salman Rushdie has provoked another outcry after telling a British radio network that women's full-face veils "suck."

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Today is Sunday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2006 with 98 to follow.
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Rushdie: Fundamentalist religion 'evil'

HAMBURG, Germany, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Salman Rushdie, the British-Indian novelist, told a German magazine religious fundamentalism is "the fundamental evil of our time."

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2006 with 125 to follow.
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Salman Rushdie happy with 4th wife

LONDON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Salman Rushdie, whose 1988 novel "The Satanic Verses" caused the Iranian ayatollah to threaten his life, now lives in London a changed man, a report said.

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Today is Monday June 19, the 170th day of 2006 with 195 to follow.
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Writers condemn Mohammed cartoon rage

PARIS, March 1 (UPI) -- A group of a dozen prolific writers have written a statement condemning the violent reaction to the publishing of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

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This is Tuesday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2006 with 320 to follow.
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Debut novel takes Whitbread prize

LONDON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Ali Smith's debut novel, "The Accidental," Wednesday won Britain's Whitbread Novel Award.
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Salman Rushdie
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)

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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