Salman Rushdie -- A Chronology

Devon A. Pike '93

1947 (June 19) born; Bombay, India

1968 received M.A. from King's College, Cambridge (honors)

1968-9 actor in London, England

1970-80 free-lance advertising copywriter

1975 began authorial career with publication of Grimus

1976 (May 22) married Clarissa Luard

1976-83 executive member of Camden Committee for Community Relations

1981 Midnight's Children published

1981 received Booker McConnell Prize for Fiction (for Midnight's Children)

1981 received literary award from English Speaking Union (for Midnight's Children)

1982 received James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for Midnight's Children)

1983 Shame published

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