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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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A Week in Literary History

June 19th, 2002

In 1947, British-Indian novelist Salman Rushdie (Midnight’s Children, 1981) is born in Bombay.

Salman Rushdie, b. June 19, 1947

rushdiecolor2011.JPGRushdie had already established his reputation with his second novel, Midnight’s Children, when he published The Satanic Verses in 1988 and immediately became an international cause célèbre because of the death sentence imposed on him by the Ayatollah Khomeini. Now in his sixties, he continues to write novels and is working on an autobiography.

Suggested Reading Novels Midnight’s Children, 1981. Shame, 1983. The Satanic Verses, 1988. Haroun and the Sea of Stories, 1990. The Moor’s Last Sigh, 1995. Shalimar the Clown, 2005. Luke and the Fire of Life, 2010. Stories East, West, 1994. Non-fiction The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey, 1987. Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism, 1981-1991, 1992. The Ground Beneath Her Feet, 1999. Step Across This Line, 2002.

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