Regardless of his obvious creative talent, which you somewhat reluctantly seem to acknowledge, Salman Rushdie
deserves the honour for his status as a symbol of free speech and for his great bravery in the face of immense threat.
, the controversial novelist who spent years under threat of death after an Iranian fatwa, said he was "thrilled and humbled" by the knighthood awarded to him in the Queen's Birthday Honours today.
THE first full-length novel by Scottish author Ali Smith has beaten books by heavyweight authors Salman Rushdie
and Nick Hornby to the Whitbread novel award.
Bestselling author Salman Rushdie
married his fiancee Padma Lakshmi in Manhattan, New York on 17 April 2004.
A FRIEND of mine who was in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago spotted the odious Salman Rushdie
in a restaurant with his new love, Indian actress Padma Lakshimi.
CONTROVERSIAL writer Sir Salman Rushdie
is to visit Trinity College to meet history students.
COMMUNITY leaders in Birmingham today condemned the decision to award controversial author Salman Rushdie
a knighthood, and also spoke out against the resulting al Qaida threats.
THE shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction was announced yesterday - with no place for Salman Rushdie
, Ian McEwan or J M Coetzee.
Author Salman Rushdie
was issued with a death threat by Iranian Muslim leader Ayatollah Khomeini over publication of his book the Satanic Verses.
, the 56 year old author of 'The Satanic Verses', has been appointed president of PEN, the International Writers Organisation.
A death warrant, or fatwa, on the British novelist Salman Rushdie
is still active, Irnian hardliners said last night.
says his life has improved since Iran distanced itself last year from a death sentence against him.