Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay, India. He was knighted for services to literature in 2007.

He 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.

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