Sir Salman RushdieAuthor, Fellow, Royal Society of Literature, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres
Sir Salman Rushdie is the author of ten novels, one collection of short stories, and four works of nonfiction, and the co-editor of The Vintage Book of Indian Writing.
In 1993 "Midnight's Children" was judged to be the 'Booker of Bookers,' and in 2008 it was voted by the public 'Best of the Booker,' the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its 40 years. The Moor's Last Sigh won the Whitbread Prize in 1995, and the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature in 1996.
In 2007 he was awarded a Knighthood for services to literature. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres.