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Salman Rushdie

Name at birth: Ahmed Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie is an Indian-born English novelist and critic, famous for fantastical novels about the post-colonial relationship between cultures of the East and Wes…

Prince Ahmed bin Salman 2002 Deaths

Prince Ahmed bin SalmanAge: 43 businessman and nephew of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd. A publishing magnate, bin Salman also owned War Emblem, the horse that won 2002's Kentucky Derby and Preaknes…

Prince Ahmed bin Salman 2002 Deaths

Prince Ahmed bin SalmanAge: 43 Saudi Arabian businessman and owner of War Emblem, winner of the 2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes; purchased 90% of the colt for $900,000 less than three…

Sheik Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa Biography

Sheik Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa(Emir of Bahrain)Age: 65 leader of Bahrain since 1961 and an important Persian Gulf ally to Western nations. In recent years the emir, a Sunni Muslim, struggled …

The Ground Beneath Her Feet

Author:Salman RushdiePublisher:Henry Holt Salman Rushdie's latest novel suggests the vivid polyphony of a Hieronymous Bosch painting: every corner is crammed with ultrarealistic detail that s…

Best of the Booker Award

Celebrating 40 years of the Man Booker Prize by Liz Olson Related Links Man Booker Prize Booker Prize …

Kiran Desai

Kiran Desai is the Indian-American writer whose novel The Inheritance of Loss (2006) won the Man Booker Prize and the fiction award from the National Book Critics Circle. The daughter of novelist Ani…

Russell Banks Biography

Russell BankswriterBorn: 3/28/1940Birthplace: Newton, Mass. Banks's hardscrabble working-class childhood in New Hampshire and Eastern Massachusetts has played a major role in shaping his writing. The …

Top 100 Works in World Literature

Source: Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, 2002. The editors of the Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, polled a panel of 100 authors from 54 co…

September 1998 News and Events

1998 News Month-By-MonthWorldU.N. Tribunal Convicts Rwandan in Genocide (Sept. 2): In first such verdict, finds former small-town mayor guilty in mass killings.More Iraqi Interference Charged …