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Salman Rushdie


(Ahmed Salman Rushdie)
India (b.1947)

Sir Salman Rushdie is the author of many novels including Grimus, Midnight's Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury and Shalimar the Clown. He has also published works of non-fiction including The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz and, as co-editor, The Vintage Book of Short Stories.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy
 
New and upcoming books
April 2024

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Knife
 
September 2024

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A Very Indian Christmas
 
Novels
   Grimus (1975)
   Midnight's Children (1981)
   Shame (1983)
   The Satanic Verses (1988)
   Haroun and the Sea of Stories (1990)
   The Moor's Last Sigh (1995)
   The Ground Beneath her Feet (1999)
   Fury (2001)
   Shalimar the Clown (2005)
   The Enchantress of Florence (2008)
   Luka and the Fire of Life (2010)
   Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights (2015)
   The Golden House (2017)
   Quichotte (2019)
   Victory City (2023)
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Collections
   East, West (1994)
   Birds of Prey (2010) (with others)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Prophet's Hair (2016)
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Anthologies edited
   The Vintage Book of Indian Writing 1947-1997 (1997) (with Elizabeth West)
   Mirrorwork (1997) (with Elizabeth West)
   A Very Indian Christmas (2024) (with Aravind Adiga, Jhumpa Lahiri, Damodar Mauzo, Jerry Pinto and Rabindranath Tagore)
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Non fiction show
 
Salman Rushdie recommends
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My Beloved Life (2024)
Amitava Kumar
"This profound book is full of lives whose beauty lies in the wholeness of their telling. A father, a daughter, a crime, a country being born, a migration, another country, a plague. 'We are in touch with a great astonishing mystery when we put honest words down on paper to register a life and to offer witness. Everything else is ordinary,' Kumar writes. His novel offers magnificent witness, and is not ordinary but extraordinary."
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The Future Future (2023)
Adam Thirlwell
"Sex, revolution and death in eighteenth-century France and America, described in the language of the future, and featuring an astonishing visit to the moon. A dazzling performance, unlike anything else you'll read this (or any other) year."
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The Unfolding (2022)
A M Homes
"A terrific black comedy, written almost entirely in pitch-perfect dialogue, that feels terrifying close to the unfunny truth."

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Anthologies containing stories by Salman Rushdie
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The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 (2016)
(Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, book 2)
edited by
John Joseph Adams and Karen Joy Fowler
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The Minerva Book of Short Stories 1 (1987)
edited by
Giles Gordon and David Hughes

Awards
Booker Prize Best Novel winner (1981) : Midnight's Children
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1981) : Midnight's Children
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1983) : Shame
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1988) : The Satanic Verses
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1995) : The Moor's Last Sigh
Whitbread Prize Best Novel winner (1995) : The Moor's Last Sigh
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2005) : Shalimar the Clown
Whitbread Prize Best Novel nominee (2005) : Shalimar the Clown
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : Shalimar the Clown
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2008) : The Enchantress of Florence
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2019) : Quichotte


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