Salman Rushdie ' Satanic Verses ' Author Signed Cards Autograph £20.00
This is an In Person Signed White Card 5.5" x 3.5" by the Indian-British Novelist and Essayist whose book the Satanic Verses caused an uproar amongst Muslims in 1988 and a fatwah was announced to have him killed. This resulted in him virtually having to go to ground for 10 years for his own safety.
Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie, KBE born 19 June 1947) is a British-Indian novelist and essayist. He achieved notability with his second novel, Midnight's Children (1981), which won the Booker Prize in 1981. Much of his fiction is set on the Indian subcontinent. His style is often classified as magical realism mixed with historical fiction, and a dominant theme of his work is the story of the many connections, disruptions and migrations between the Eastern and Western worlds. His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), was the centre of The Satanic Verses controversy, with protests from Muslims in several countries. Some of the protests were violent, with Rushdie facing death threats and a fatw issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran, in February 1989. He was appointed a Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II for "services to literature" in June 2007. He holds the rank Commandeur in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France. He began a five-year term as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emory University in 2007. In May 2008 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2008, The Times ranked Rushdie thirteenth on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". His latest novel is The Enchantress of Florence, published in June 2008.