Wiggins, Marianne

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Wiggins, Marianne Gender: F
born on 9 September 1947 at 20:27 (= 8:27 PM )
Place Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 40n02, 76w18
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 16°28' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 10°52 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 14°43'


American author noted for the unusual characters and storylines in her novels. She has won a Whiting Award, an NEA award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2004 for her novel Evidence of Things Unseen.

Wiggins lived in London for 16 years, and for brief periods in Paris, Brussels and Rome.

In January 1988, she married the novelist Salman Rushdie in London. On 14 February 1989 the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a Fatwa ordering Rushdie's assassination for alleged blasphemy in his book, The Satanic Verses. Although Wiggins had told Rushdie only five days prior that she wished to end their marriage, she nevertheless went into hiding along with him.' In 1993, the two divorced.

Wiggins currently lives in Los Angeles, California, where she has been in the English department of the University of Southern California since 2005.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Rushdie, Salman (born 19 June 1947). Notes: 1988-1993


  • Relationship : Marriage January 1988 (Salman Rushdie)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1993 (Salman Rushdie)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided copy of birth notice, LNP Always Lancaster (Lancaster, Pennsylvania), 10 Sept 1947, page 2. Wikipedia has "September 8" and "November 8," both dates in error.


  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Salman Rushdie)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (At least two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (USA to London, Paris, Brussels, Rome)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (Finalist)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award