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He married the actress Padma Lakshmi, the hostess of "Padma's Passport," and dedicatee of his eighth novel, "Fury" (2001), on 17th April 2004. The late Ayatollah Khomeini declared a fatwa against him for the novel "The Satanic Verses" on 14th February 1989. He is currently completing a ninth novel. Prior to becoming a full time novelist, he enjoyed a successful advertising career as a copywriter with Ayer Barker in London until 1982.


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Sentenced to death in 1989 for his book "The Satanic Verses" by the Ayatollah Khomeini, who proclaimed the book to be an insult to the Islamic religion. He has lived under police protection ever since. Since the Ayatollah's death he has become a slightly more public person.

He is the father with Clarissa of Zafar Rushdie, born 1980 and with Elizabeth of Milan Rushdie, born 1999.

Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 133, pp. 379-388. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.

His book "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" was written for his son Zafar while he was in hiding, and they could not meet.

He was awarded British Knighthood in the 2007 Queen Elizabeth's Birthday Honors List for his services to Literature.

Coined the phrase "naughty but nice" as an advertising slogan to sell cakes.




 
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