Salman Rushdie’s 1981 magical realist masterpiece has been described as a ‘vertiginously exciting reading experience’. Find out more about Booker of Bookers-winner here.
Salman Rushdie has been nominated for the Booker Prize seven times, winning once in 1981, and was knighted for services to literature in 2007.
Born in Bombay, India, Rushdie is the author of 14 novels - Grimus, Midnight’s Children (which won the 1981 Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, Luka and the Fire of Life, Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Nights, The Golden House and Quichotte (shortlisted for the 2019 Booker).
He has also written one collection of short stories and four works of non-fiction. Rushdie was shortlisted, for his entire body of work, for the Man Booker International Prize 2007.
He joined the Companions of Honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in her Platinum Jubilee year.
It’s a privilege to be included in such illustrious company, both past and present.