Novel: "The Moor's Last Sigh," 1996.
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Sir Salman Rushdie
5' 7" (1.70 m)
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[on how he managed to weather the storm over 'Satanic Verses'] Just by being bloody-minded. I think I'm tougher than I thought I was. One of the things...was that I just wanted to be myself... to keep writing books I wanted to write. I think, if you knew nothing about my life story, if you'd never seen anything about my life and all you had was my books to look at...
Sentenced to death in 1989 for his book "The Satanic Verses" by the Ayatollah Khomeini
, who proclaimed the book to be an insult to the Islamic religion. He has lived under police protection ever since. Since the Ayatollah's death, he has become a slightly more public person.