The Controversial Writing of Salman Rushdie By: Sakina Huffman
Salman Rushdie (1947-present) Born in Bombay India on June 19th . Writes fiction books based on history Is know for one of the most controversial books. Was sentenced to death by the leader of Iran
Grimus Published in 1975 Pre- and post modernist writing style A fantasy book Was ignored by critics and the reading public
Midnight’s Children Published in 1981. Outlined events in India’s history. Starts controversy because of the unflattering way the story is told. Wins many awards including “The Booker Prize for Fiction”.
Shame Published in 1983 Controversy with Pakistan over the shame and shamelessness of their lifestyle. Wins the Prix du MeilleurLivreEntranger (Best Foreign Book)
The Satanic Verses Published in 1988 One of Rushdie’s most controversial books. Inspired by the life of Muhammad Muslims called the book blasphemous Rushdie sentenced to death by spiritual leader of Iran
Latest Novels Haroun and the Sea of Stories (1990). The Moor’s Last Sigh (1995). The Ground Beneath Her Feet (1999). None as controversial as “The Satanic Verses” Fiction based on actual events Fiction novels that pull the reader into the story.
To Sum it up Salmon Rushdie was controversial. He has written many fiction novels based on true history. The Muslims want him dead. He has world recognition.