Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born British-American novelist, and the professor was born on 19 June 1947 in Bombay, British India. Growing up in Bombay, now Mumbai, Rushdie attended the Cathedral and John Connon School in Fort, South Bombay.
When he relocated to England from India, he attended Rugby School in Warwickshire and then on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from King’s College, Cambridge.
Rushdie’s career began in advertising where worked as a copywriter for the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather and then with Ayer Barker. He started his writing career with his first novel titled Grimus in 1975. Grimus was a part-science fiction tale.
His second novel Midnight’s Children which he started writing while still at Ogilvy & Mather and released in 1981, brought him to the limelight in literary circles.
Rushdie has been married four times and has been resident in the United States since 2000.
He is a staunch supporter of the English football club Tottenham Hotspur.
Is Salman Rushdie A Good Writer?
Yes, Salman Rushdie is a good writer. He is one of the most respected and successful British writers of all time.
He is a winner of the coveted Booker Prize which he won in 1981.
What Is Salman Rushdie’s Best Novel?
Some of Salman Rushdie’s most known works are The Midnight’s Children (1981) and The Satanic Verses (1988).