Salman Rushdie Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


18th July 2014

Fact: Salman Rushdie's son Zafar is engaged to marry British classical singer Natalie Coyle.


20th June 2014

Fact: Author Salman Rushdie has been named the recipient of the 2014 Pen Pinter Prize. The 67-year-old writer will be presented with the award at the British Library in London on 7 October (14). Previous recipients of the Pen Pinter Prize include Sir Tom Stoppard, Sir David Hare and Carol Ann Duffy, the U.K.'s poet laureate.


27th October 2013

Tweet: "My friend Lou Reed came to the end of his song. So very sad.But hey, Lou, you'll always take a walk on the wild side. Always a perfect day." Author Salman Rushdie pays tribute to the iconic rocker, who died on Sunday (27Oct13).


21st June 2012

Fact: Hollywood couple Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde were among the guests who helped author Salman Rushdie celebrate his 65th birthday with dinner at the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City on Tuesday (19Jun12).


11th March 2011

Fact: Famed novelist Salman Rushdie is venturing into screenwriting. He has signed up to write the script for a new American TV series called Next People.


27th March 2009

Fact: Author Salman Rushdie's sexy chef ex-wife Padma Lakshmi is the star of a saucy new TV ad for U.S. fast food chain Carl's Jr. In the commercial, the model/TV presenter devours a Western Bacon Thickburger in slow motion, scooping dripped ketchup off her ankle and pulling up her dress as she stops for a snack on a stairwell.


6th March 2009

Fact: The Who star Roger Daltrey joined the ranks of writer Salman Rushdie and funnyman Will Ferrell after he was honoured with the James Joyce Award from University College Dublin's Literary and Historical Society on Wednesday (04Mar09).


17th September 2007

Quote: "There was no air conditioning in my limousine but my mother and I are from India, so we're used to this heat." Salman Rushdie's estranged wife, TV chef Padma Lakshmi, on the soaring temperatures on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.


17th September 2007

Quote: "There was no air conditioning in my limousine but my mother and I are from India, so we're used to this heat." Salman Rushdie's estranged wife, TV chef Padma Lakshmi, on the soaring temperatures on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.


13th April 2007

Fact: Author Salman Rushdie has made the 2007 shortlist for the coveted Man Booker Prize, one of British literature's most prestigious awards.


19th September 2006

Fact: Salman Rushdie's wife PADMA LAKSHMI is to replace Billy Joel's wife Katie Lee as the host of US cooking show TOP CHEF.


4th January 2006

Fact: <p>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. Smith won $9,000 (GBP5,000) for The Accidental, which will go on to compete for the title Whitbread Book of the Year later this month (24JAN06). </p>


23rd December 2005

Fact: <p>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. </p>


23rd August 2005

Quote: <p>"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. </p>


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