Partition, 70 years on: Salman Rushdie,
The GuardianPartition, 70 years on: Salman Rushdie, Kamila Shamsie and other writers reflectThe GuardianThere is no sign that the Indian electorate will turn against the present government any time soon. Midnight's grandchildren seem content with what's happening. And that's the pessimistic conclusion to volume two of the Indian story. Salman Rusdhie's ...and more »
Posted on 5 August 2017 | 12:00 am
This is how men take women on dates without
MarketWatchThis is how men take women on dates without spending a dimeMarketWatchOther ideas: Pretend house-hunting together in a ritzy neighborhood, testing department store perfume, hanging out at your local library and dreaming up new titles of classic books like Salman Rushdie and Christopher Hitchens used to do (although not ...
Posted on 4 August 2017 | 6:08 pm
Inaugural San Diego Festival of Books
The San Diego Union-TribuneInaugural San Diego Festival of Books features a mix of veteran, new authorsThe San Diego Union-Tribune“You see people lining up like they do for some big celebrity and you realize the people they're lining up for are authors,” White said. “At one point, I was walking behind Salman Rushdie. Salman Rushdie! Some of these writers are people I grew up ...
Posted on 4 August 2017 | 3:34 pm
On censorship of 'Confederate,' it's
Washington ExaminerOn censorship of 'Confederate,' it's 'Satanic Verses' deja vuWashington ExaminerIn that 1989 case, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses for blasphemy, even though neither he nor those around him had ever read the work. At the time, dozens of writers stood up for Rushdie's right to ...and more »
Posted on 3 August 2017 | 12:14 pm
Sam Shepard's terrifying, hilarious rage -
The Economist (blog)Sam Shepard's terrifying, hilarious rageThe Economist (blog)HE WAS best known as the star of movies such as “The Right Stuff” and TV shows such as “Bloodline”, which is odd. To say that Sam Shepard was a fine actor is like saying that Salman Rushdie wrote snappy advertising slogans or that Adam Smith was a ...
Posted on 3 August 2017 | 8:35 am
Renowned author Salman Rushie to speak at
Sir Salman Rushdie will deliver the premier lecture of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series at East Carolina University this month.
Posted on 7 April 2015 | 11:34 pm
Salman Rushdie isn't a fan of 'To
Sometimes a person's favorite book titles can be as private as looking into their diary. Sir Salman Rushdie found this out the hard way when some of his inner most literary thoughts were brought to light.The author, who is certainly no stranger to criticism himself, critiqued a number of novels on a book review site called Goodreads on April 2 but forgot to set his privacy settings.Several of ...
Posted on 7 April 2015 | 8:12 pm
Salman Rushdie accidentally pans other
Salman Rushdie has written nine novels, been knighted, and won the Booker Prize. He has not, alas, mastered the nuances of online privacy.
Posted on 7 April 2015 | 3:15 pm
Salman Rushdie's star ratings of fellow
The author’s dim view of some generally acknowledged classics has emerged by mistake through his GoodReads account. It’s an error we should welcome We’re always hearing about the books authors love , but much less is said about the ones they hate. So thank goodness for Salman Rushdie, who the Independent on Sunday revealed has been handing out one-star ratings on GoodReads to the likes of ...
Posted on 7 April 2015 | 7:47 am
Salman Rushdie gives classic books low
Well, we know which books Salman Rushdie doesnât want in his personal library, and they include such classics asÂ Harper LeeâsÂ To Kill A Mockingbird,Â Kingsley AmisâÂ Lucky Jim , and his friend Martin AmisâÂ Money . The Booker Prize-winning author ofÂ The Satanic VersesÂ ...
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 11:26 am
45 Years review – Tom Courtenay and
There is a rich sensuality in the way Kate looks at him in bed. Rampling’s hooded gaze has never been so potent: I was reminded of Martin Amis’s description of Salman Rushdie: like a falcon looking through a Venetian blind. At first it looks as if the ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 8:22 am
Can Iran and the UK really bury the hatchet?
for example over the fatwa issued against novelist Salman Rushdie and more recently when the British embassy was sacked by a mob in 2011. The two countries have still not agreed to exchange ambassadors, and there is as yet no consular service in Tehran ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:03 am
Upcoming Chicago literary events
Salman Rushdie will receive the 2015 Chicago Tribune Literary Award and discuss his new book, "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights." 10 a.m., UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, $20, $15 for members, $10 for students/teachers, www ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 1:45 am
Dutch comedian: “Freedom of expression no
“But in a sense I have been keeping track of what I say since the beginning of the violence, before the murder of Theo van Gogh author Salman Rushdie was already threatened. That feeling has become stronger in recent years”, he said. “You know that ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 5:59 pm
Banff Centre releases fall lineup
The fall event lineup features a mix of contemporary dance, music, literary and visual arts. Included in the extensive listings is literary legend Salman Rushdie; An Evening with Rita Coolidge; the 40th anniversary of the Banff Mountain Film and Book ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 8:39 am
Rushdie remembers Thatcher's `great life'
Salman Rushdie is remembering Margaret Thatcher with the same complicated feelings he had for her while she was alive: disagreement with her politics, but gratitude for her support when he was forced into hiding in 1989 after Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini
Posted on 8 April 2013 | 10:38 am
Book reviews vie for dreaded Hatchet Job
A mauling of Martin Amis and a savaging of Salman Rushdie are in the running for the best bad book review of 2012.
Posted on 8 January 2013 | 3:02 am
Rushdie discusses books, life under fatwa
Salman Rushdie says he's pleased that readers of his novel, "The Satanic Verses," are beginning to consider it "in the world of books" and not just "the world of scandal and politics."
Posted on 5 November 2012 | 2:32 pm
Salman Rushdie dismisses latest death threat
Salman Rushdie is dismissing the latest threat against his life as just talk.
Posted on 18 September 2012 | 7:15 pm
Report: Reward for Rushdie's death boosted
A semi-official religious foundation in Iran has increased a reward it had offered for the killing of British author Salman Rushdie to $3.3 million from $2.8 million, a newspaper reported, days after protests coursed through the Muslim world over alleged
Posted on 16 September 2012 | 4:01 am
Resolved Question: Do you think Indian
Author Salman Rushdie has withdrawn from India's biggest literary festival, saying that he feared assassination after influential Mus!im clerics protested against his participation.
Posted on 20 January 2012 | 1:45 pm
Resolved Question: Muslims, why kill Salman
He is a respected author, a knight in England, a Commandeur in France, has won many literary prizes and was called one of the 50 greatest writers in England since 1945. But there is a fatwa against him with a bounty for his death from Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran.
Several people associated with translating or publishing his book "The Satanic Verses" were attacked, seriously injured, and even killed. Mustafa Mahmoud Mazeh accidentally blew himself up building a bomb to kill Rushdie and Islamic World Movement of Martyrs' Commemoration built a monument to Mazeh. James Phillips of the Heritage Foundation testified before the United States Congress that a March 1989 explosion in Britain was a Hezbollah attempt to assassinate Rushdie which failed when a bomb exploded prematurely, killing a Hezbollah activist in London. When the fatwa was first issued, many were killed in riots it caused.
Why are Muslims trying to kill this man? What exactly is his crime? Why are some trying to avoid answering the question by pretending it is old news? In 2005, Khomeini's fatwā was reaffirmed by Iran's spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a message to Muslim pilgrims making the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Do you forget your leaders teachings in only four years?
Posted on 2 June 2010 | 1:48 am
Resolved Question: Which of Salman Rushdie`s
I want to read Salman Rushdie`s books.I got "The Fury","Midnight Children" and "The ground beneath her feet".Which one do you recommend?Which is in your opinion the best?What can you tell me about them?thank you
Posted on 5 March 2010 | 9:41 pm
Resolved Question: Is Salman Rushdie a
...If he is, then why did he write a book cussing Islam?
Posted on 15 December 2009 | 2:41 am
Resolved Question: Mr Salman Rushdie...What
I'm a Christian of the black African race living in Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on 8 June 2009 | 6:58 pm