13 Books Recommended by Salman Rushdie

British novelist

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His second novel, Midnight’s Children (1981), 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.

  1. Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai
  2. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  3. The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
  4. The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
  5. Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
  6. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  7. Ulysses by James Joyce
  8. In Custody by Anita Desai
  9. The Nonexistent Knight by Italo Calvino
  10. Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo
  11. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  12. Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
  13. Beowulf by Seamus Heaney


  1. https://christinarosendahl.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/book-recommendations-from-salman-rushdie/
  2. https://www.goodreads.com/interviews/show/1057.Salman_Rushdie
  3. http://theweek.com/articles/576408/salman-rushdies-6-favorite-surrealist-books

Categories: Book Recommendations, Literature & Fiction

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