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Salman Rushdie

(1947-), Novelist

Sir (Ahmed) Salman Rushdie

Sitter in 7 portraits
Novelist, essayist and critic, Rushdie was born in Bombay (Mumbai), India. At the age of fourteen he was sent to school in England where he graduated with a History degree from King's College, Cambridge. His novel Midnight's Children won the Booker Prize in 1981 and The Satanic Verses (1988) provoked a strong backlash, was banned in many countries and a fatwa was issued against him, forcing him 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 - NPG P648

Salman Rushdie

by Sally Soames
bromide print, 1988
NPG P648

Salman Rushdie, by The Douglas Brothers - NPG P2008

Salman Rushdie

by The Douglas Brothers
platinum print, December 1988
NPG P2008

Salman Rushdie, by Mark Gerson - NPG x88247

Salman Rushdie

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, October 1981
NPG x88247

Salman Rushdie, by Mark Gerson - NPG x76351

Salman Rushdie

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, October 1981
NPG x76351

Salman Rushdie, by Bryan Adams - NPG x131937

Salman Rushdie

by Bryan Adams
bromide fibre print, July 2007
NPG x131937

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