Salman Rushdie
#94 Overall Influence

Salman Rushdie

British Indian novelist and essayist


Why is this person notable and influential?

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His second novel, Midnight’s Children , won the Booker Prize in 1981 and was deemed to be “the best novel of all winners” on two separate occasions, marking the 25th and the 40th anniversary of the prize. Much of his fiction is set on the Indian subcontinent. He combines magical realism with historical fiction; his work is concerned with the many connections, disruptions, and migrations between Eastern and Western civilizations.
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What schools is this person affiliated with?
Emory University
Emory University

Private research university in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge

Collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • Haroun and the Sea of Stories
  • The Satanic Verses
  • Luka and the Fire of Life
  • Joseph Anton: A Memoir
  • The wizard of Oz
  • Shalimar the Clown
  • Shame
  • Grimus
  • East, West
  • The Golden House
  • Midnight's Children
  • Fury
  • The Ground Beneath Her Feet
  • Imaginary Homelands
  • The Jaguar Smile
  • Quichotte
  • The Moor's Last Sigh
  • Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
  • The Enchantress of Florence

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#39 World Rank