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Salman Rushdie (1947-), Novelist

Sir (Ahmed) Salman Rushdie

Sitter in 6 portraits
Author, novelist, essayist and critic, Rushdie was born in Bombay (Mumbai), India. At the age of fourteen Rushdie was sent to school in England, and continued his studies at King's College, Cambridge, where he read history. His novel Midnight's Children won the Booker Prize in 1981 and The Satanic Verses (1988) provoked the issuing of a Fatwa by Islamic Fundamentalists and sent the author into hiding. His other work includes The Moor's Last Sigh (1995), Fury (2001) and The Enchantress of Florence (2008). Well known as a writer who examines the crossings of borders, language, geography and culture, he is now based in New York and London. He received a knighthood in 2007.

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Salman Rushdie

by Sally Soames
bromide print, 1988
NPG P648


Salman Rushdie ('The Moor')

by Bhupen Khakhar
oil on linen, 1995
On display in Room 36 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6352


Salman Rushdie; Zafir Rushdie

by Judith Aronson
bromide print, 1980
NPG x132538


Salman Rushdie

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, October 1981
NPG x88247


Salman Rushdie

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, October 1981
NPG x76351


Salman Rushdie

by Bryan Adams
bromide fibre print, July 2007
NPG x131937


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