I mean, obviously I don't know you so maybe you're really into literature and peruse the NY Times Bestseller lists weekly, and follow any number of literary awards. Maybe.
But for the average person? I very much doubt that having won the Booker Prize is the sort of thing that would give an author nearly as much fame (and/or notoriety) as Rushdie has, among the populace at large.
Like: I'm reasonably well-read. And I'm on a trivia site like JetPunk, which gives me a bit of a head start already. But when I look over the list of Winners, I see that I've read (and enjoyed, to be sure!) maybe 10 of them.
But not a single one of those authors I would suggest (Yann Martel being the only possible exception) are in any way broadly famous (i.e.: among the populace at large) because of having won the Booker Prize.
It’s a very prestigious award, the fact that you’re unfamiliar with it doesn’t diminish that. Neither does it mean that everyone else is similarly unfamiliar. Also, he was already famous for winning the Booker for Midnights Children, without which it’s unlikely The Satanic Verses would have come to the attention of the Ayatollahs.
If you’re after doing a little self-improvement though, any of the above are worth a read, but my recommendation would be “The Inheritance of Loss” by Kiran Desai, a very good place to start.
Byzantium ---> New Rome ---> Constantinople ---> Istanbul.
In summary, New Rome was Constantinople's name before it was changed.
I agree with accepting postscript, but the shown answer should be the correct one.
Just like R.I.P. stands for "requiescat in pacem" and not "rest in peace" - although they're the same sentence, or E.G. stands for "exempli gratia" and not "example given".
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