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Dates of Birth/Death: 1947-
Nationality: British, Indian

Literary Periods: 
Postwar Period, 1945-1999; Twentieth Century, 1900-1999; Twenty-First Century, 2000-

Literary Movements: 
Magic Realism, 20th Century; Postcolonialism, 20th Century; Postmodernism 1963-


A feature interview with author Salman Rushdie. Literature plays an important role in providing insight into society. What can authors like Rushdie do to mend some of the divisions within Islam, and help non-Muslims better understand the faith?


Activists chant anti-British slogans during a protest against Salman Rushdie's "Satanic Verses" in 2007. Photo courtesy of


Scribner Writers Series

Critical essay and biography on the life and works of Slaman Rushdie; selected bibliography.

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