Salman Rushdie is a British-American author who was born in India. Rushdie was attacked while giving a speech in Chautauqua, New York, on Friday, August 12, 2022. Just before he was to give a lecture, a guy stormed the stage and stabbed Rushdie multiple times.
On June 19, 1947, in Mumbai, India, he was born. His literature, which sometimes combines historical fiction and magical realism, makes frequent use of the contacts, conflicts, and migrations between Eastern and Western civilizations on the Indian subcontinent as a central theme. The Satanic Verses, his most divisive book, was released in 1988.
In 1999, the French government awarded him the title Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres. He was appointed a knight in 2007 in honor of his literary accomplishments. He ranked twelve on The Times’ 2008 list of the top 50 British novels since 1945. Since 2000, Rushdie has called the US home. In 2015, the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University designated him Distinguished Writer in Residence.
He had previously held a professorial position at Emory University. The American Academy of Arts and Letters accepted him. In 2012, in response to the controversy surrounding The Satanic Verses, a biography of the author, he released Joseph Anton: A Memoir.
Rushdie was a copywriter for Ogilvy & Mather, where he created the phrases “irresistibubble” for Aero and “Naughty but Nice” for cream cakes, and for Ayer Barker (until 1982), when he created the phrase “That’ll do well” for American Express.
Salman Rushdie Children: Meet Zafar Rushdie and Milan Rushdie
Salman Rushdie has two children. His first son, Zafar Rushdie was born in 1980. His mother is Clarissa Luard, Salman’ first wife. His second son is Milan Rushdie who was born to Elizabeth West and Salman in 1999.