Salman Rushdie wins Mailer Prize 2015 for Lifetime Achievement

Date: December 12, 2015

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Mailer Prize named after renowned American writer Norman Mailer, considered among the most influential writers of the second half of the 20th century, is awarded  to those writers whose work over the years has challenged readers’ perspectives on the world around them. Salman Rushdie,auther of 12 novels including the Booker Prize winner novel Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses, always challanged established unscientific norms through his writings,is awarded the prestigious Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2015.He has been bestowed with this award for fully exercising his freedom of creativity and thrived on dialogue and debate.

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His most recent novel is Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, published in September 2015.He is a Fellow of the British Royal Society of Literature, Britain’s senior literary organisation.