Latest Salman Rushdie News - Page 3


Rushdie Knighthood Under Attack

18th June 2007

Author Sir Salman Rushdie's knighthood has been bitterly condemned by the Iranian government.Foreign ministry spokesperson Mohammad Ali Hosseini said in a press conference that the British government's decision to honour Sir Salman for services to...

Tagged in this article - ,

Iran Slams Rushdie's Knighthood

17th June 2007

LATEST: Celebrated author SALMAN RUSHDIE's knighthood has been condemned by the country that issued a fatwa against him in 1989. The writer was feted in British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Honours List last week (ends15Jun07)...

Tagged in this article - ,

Honours For Cocker, Humphries, Rushdie And Sallis

16th June 2007

Rocker JOE COCKER, comedian BARRY HUMPHRIES, author SALMAN RUSHDIE and WALLACE AND GROMITT star PETER SALLIS have all been named in QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Honours List. The With A Little Help From My Friends rocker...

Tagged in this article - , , , ,

Nigerian Author Wins International Booker

13th June 2007

Chinua Achebe has been awarded the Man Booker international prize for his contribution to fiction.The Nigerian author picked up the award, which is worth 60,000, for a body of work that includes his first novel,...

Tagged in this article -

Fascinating Fact 3111

13th April 2007

Author SALMAN RUSHDIE has made the 2007 shortlist for the coveted Man Booker Prize, one of British literature's most prestigious awards....

Tagged in this article -

Yusuf Islam 'Appalled' At Rushdie Misunderstanding

13th February 2007

YUSUF ISLAM, the artist formerly known as CAT STEVENS, was "appalled" when newspapers accused him of calling for SALMAN RUSHDIE's head on a platter. Newspapers linked the singer to a Fatwa proclaimed after Rushdie committed...

Tagged in this article - ,

Rushdie Jr: 'Fatwa Was Fun For Me'

12th December 2006

Writer SALMAN RUSHDIE's infamous fatwa in 1988 intrigued his young son, who thought the death threats were "fun" and "cool". The acclaimed author provoked outrage from extremist Muslims around the world when he published controversial...

Tagged in this article -

Rushdie's Son Praises Dad's Pulling Power

12th December 2006

Celebrated author SALMAN RUSHDIE has been hailed a lady magnet by his own son, who regularly uses the writer to attract women. ZAFAR RUSHDIE, 27, often accompanies his father on nights out because the pair...

Tagged in this article -

Cat Stevens Still Fears 'Journalistic Malice'

15th November 2006

The artist formerly known as CAT STEVENS is so wary of the press he records every interview he conducts for fear of being misquoted. Muslim convert YUSUF ISLAM, who devoted his life to the religion...

Tagged in this article - , ,

Rushdie: 'Muslim Veil Sucks'

11th October 2006

Writer SALMAN RUSHDIE has reignited the row over Muslim dress codes, insisting the veils worn by Islamic women "suck". Rushdie made the inflammatory comment after former British foreign secretary JACK STRAW sparked a scandal by...

Tagged in this article -

Rushdie Joins Us University Staff

7th October 2006

Acclaimed British author SALMAN RUSHDIE has signed up to teach literature at an American university, and will donate his archive to the establishment's library too. THE SATANIC VERSES author who, in 1989, became the subject...

Tagged in this article -

Fascinating Fact 2115

19th September 2006

SALMAN RUSHDIE's wife PADMA LAKSHMI is to replace BILLY JOEL's wife KATIE LEE as the host of US cooking show TOP CHEF.

Tagged in this article - , ,

Rushdie Defends Grass

17th August 2006

British writer SALMAN RUSHDIE has defended German author GUENTER GRASS in the light of revelations the Nobel Prize-winning writer was a member of Hitler's Waffen-SS. THE TIN DRUM novelist confessed he was recruited into the...

Tagged in this article - ,

Rushdie Slams Film Protesters' Support

31st July 2006

British novelist SALMAN RUSHDIE has dismissed support of a 100-strong rally to protest against a proposed film set on their street as "philistine, sanctimonious, and disgraceful". The Bengali film protesters in east London, who oppose...

Tagged in this article - ,

Rowling Named Greatest Living British Author

8th June 2006

HARRY POTTER creator JK ROWLING has been named the greatest living British author, beating heavyweight novelists including SALMAN RUSHDIE and IAN MCEWAN to the honour. Rowling received three times as many votes as second place...

Tagged in this article - , , , , , , , , ,

Rushdie Death Sentence 'Renewed'

14th February 2006

The religious edict condemning author SALMAN RUSHDIE to death for his controversial novel THE SATANIC VERSES will remain "forever", Iran's official news agency reports. The book, which caused a furore in the Muslim community...

Tagged in this article -

Fascinating Fact 749

4th January 2006

SALMAN RUSHDIE and HIGH FIDELITY author NICK HORNBY lost out at the Whitbread book awards yesterday (03JAN06) after their latest tales were beaten by debut novelist ALI SMITH in the Novel of the Year category....

Tagged in this article - , , ,

Fascinating Fact 711

23rd December 2005

SALMAN RUSHDIE's second wife PADMA LAKSHMI will star in a new Napoleonic war drama on British TV network ITV. The former model has just finished filming SHARPE'S CHALLENGE on location in her native India....

Tagged in this article - ,

Hornby Nominated For Book Prize

16th November 2005

ABOUT A BOY author NICK HORNBY has been shortlisted as a possible winner for next year's (06) Whitbread best novel prize. The British writer, whose best-selling novels HIGH FIDELITY, FEVER PITCH and ABOUT A...

Tagged in this article - , , , , ,

Kylie And Dannii Tackled Rushdie At Scrabble

13th September 2005

Australian pop singer siblings KYLIE and DANNII MINOGUE both have a secret talent - they are experts at word-based board game Scrabble. The pair regularly play at the home of writer pal KATHY LETTE,...

Tagged in this article - ,

The Things They Say 60

23rd August 2005

"She was an alien empress of most of the universe... She was born to be empress of the universe." British writer SALMAN RUSHDIE is very proud of his wife PADMA LAKSHMI's STAR TREK past....

Tagged in this article - , ,

Atkinson Fights To Amend Religious Hatred Bill

21st June 2005

British funnyman ROWAN ATKINSON has slammed a controversial British government bill banning incitement to religious hatred as "grievously damaging" to the theatre. The ruling became more wide-ranging after intense pressure from the Muslim community,...

Tagged in this article - , ,

Salman Rushdie Fatwa Reaffirmed

20th January 2005

A fatwa against best-selling author SALMAN RUSHDIE has been reaffirmed by Iran's spiritual leader, 16 years after it was first declared. Indian-born Rushdie was last night (19JAN05) denounced by AYATOLLA KHAMENEI in his message...

Tagged in this article -

Rushdie Speaks Out After Play Ban

29th December 2004

British author SALMAN RUSHDIE has joined the protests against the axing of a play depicting rape and murder in a Sikh temple. The writer, who was forced into hiding when he became the subject...

Tagged in this article -

Rushdie Delays Honeymoon

20th April 2004

British author SALMAN RUSHDIE has delayed his honeymoon - to attend a New York gala for the PEN writer's group this evening (20APR04). The SATANIC VERSES writer, 56, wed long term love PADMA LAKSHMI,...

Tagged in this article - , , ,

Minogues And Salman Rushdie In Scrabble Gang

16th December 2003

Pop sisters KYLIE and DANNII MINOGUE enjoy nothing better than playing SCRABBLE with controversial author SALMAN RUSHDIE. The Australian siblings discovered they share their passion for the board game with THE SATANIC VERSES writer,...

Tagged in this article - ,

Salman Rushdie And Girlfriend Gyrate At Party

4th July 2003

Author SALMAN RUSHDIE and his gorgeous girlfriend have ended rumours their three-year relationship is in trouble - by performing a raunchy dance at a star-studded bash. The SATANIC VERSES author, 56, and model-turned-actress PADMA...

Tagged in this article - , ,

Go to page:

123
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

'American Sniper' Is a Late Arrival to the Oscars Party

The heart-pounding teaser trailer for American Sniper had so much promise that perhaps a current...

'American Sniper' Is a Late Arrival to the Oscars Party

Mark Ronson - Daffodils ft. Kevin Parker Audio

Mark Ronson will finally unveil his fourth album 'Uptown Special' on January 26th 2015 through...

Mark Ronson - Daffodils (Audio) Video

'The Gambler' Is Not Worth the Risk on Christmas Day

Do yourself a favour and go watch American Sniper this festive season. Or Selma. Should you...

'The Gambler' Is Not Worth the Risk on Christmas Day

Bastille - Oblivion [Live]

Bastille perform their single 'Oblivion' live on the Honda Stage at Music Midtown in Atlanta. The track followed Platinum...

Bastille - Oblivion [Live] Video

Clint Eastwood On Crucial Research For 'American Sniper'

Production for 'American Sniper' began back in May, 2012, after Warner Brothers acquired...

Clint Eastwood On Crucial Research For 'American Sniper'

James Corden to Receive OBE before Heading to America

James Corden, the comedian who rose to fame on the critically acclaimed comedy...

James Corden to Receive OBE before Heading to America
Advertisement

Unbroken's Release Mere Days Away, So What Are Critics Saying About Angelina Jolie's Beloved Zamperini Biopic?

The reviews are in for Unbroken and the film, directed by Academy Award...

Unbroken's Release Mere Days Away, So What Are Critics Saying About Angelina Jolie's Beloved Zamperini Biopic?

Theaters To Screen 'The Interview' as Sony Insists "We Did Not Cave"

After the news that several theaters in the U.S are to screen the controversial...

Theaters To Screen 'The Interview' as Sony Insists

Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter Split, Rep Confirms Former Couple "Separated Amicably Earlier This Year"

Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter have separated after thirteen years...

Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter Split, Rep Confirms Former Couple


More recommendations

Advertisement