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Sir Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) on 19 June 1947. He went to school in Bombay and at Rugby in England, and read History at King's College, Cambridge, where he joined the Cambridge Footlights theatre company. After graduating, he lived with his family who had moved to Pakistan in 1964, and worked briefly in television before returning to England, beginning work as a copywriter for an advertising agency. His first novel, Grimus, was published in 1975.

His second novel, the acclaimed Midnight's Children, was published in 1981. It won the Booker Prize for Fiction, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for fiction), an Arts Council Writers' Award and the English-Speaking Union Award, and in 1993 was judged to have been the 'Booker of Bookers', the best novel to have won the Booker Prize for Fiction in the award's 25-year history.

Shalimar The Clown, the story of Max Ophuls, his killer and daughter, and a fourth character who links them all, was published in 2005. It was shortlisted for the 2005 Whitbread Novel Award.

In June 2007 he received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

If you like Salman Rushdie you might also like to read books by Michael Ondaatje, Amit Chaudhuri and David Grossman.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Salman Rushdie

The Golden House by Salman Rushdie
The Golden House
Salman Rushdie
In a new world order of alternative truths, Salman Rushdie has written the ultimate novel about identity, truth, terror and lies. A brilliant, heartbreaking realist novel that is not only uncannily prescient but shows one of the world's greatest storytellers...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
Salman Rushdie
From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2015
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Midnight's Children
Salman Rushdie
Winner of the 1993 Booker of Bookers. ‘One of the most important books to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation’ New York Review of Books Midnight's Children has been made into a film which opened...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2013
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Midnight's Children
Salman Rushdie
Winner of the 1993 Booker of Bookers. ‘One of the most important books to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation’ New York Review of Books
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie
Luka and the Fire of Life
Salman Rushdie
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 21 October 2010. Another magical, mystical tale from Salman Rushdie to please readers of all ages. It follows up Haroun and the Sea of Stories, written for the authors first...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2010
The Enchantress Of Florence by Salman Rushdie
The Enchantress Of Florence
Salman Rushdie
Appeared on “Hay-on-Sky” 24 May. This is the Booker prize winner's 10th book and carries on analysing the relationship between East and West. This time through 16th century Mughal emperor Akbar in his glorious palace complex at Fatehpur Sikri. It...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2008
Shalimar The Clown by Salman Rushdie
Shalimar The Clown
Salman Rushdie
Shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award. Another impeccably crafted work, well up to standard although after 350 pages I had moments wishing for simple language. The big message is anger at the efforts of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2005

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