Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is the author of twelve novels, a book of stories, and four works of non-fiction. He is the co-editor of Mirrorwork, an anthology of contemporary Indian writing, and of the 2008 Best American Short Stories anthology.

Midnight’s Children, awarded the Booker Prize in 1981, was adapted for the stage and performed in London and New York by the Royal Shakespeare Company and released on film directed by Deepa Mehta in 2012. In 2004, an opera based upon Haroun and the Sea of Stories premiered by the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center.

Rushdie’s work has been translated into more than 40 languages. A Fellow of the British Royal Society of Literature, he has received numerous honors and awards including the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel (twice), 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. He holds honorary doctorates and fellowships at six European and six American universities, is an Honorary Professor in the Humanities at M.I.T, and University Distinguished Professor at Emory University. Currently, Rushdie is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.

 

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