Spark: Salman Rushdie's Imagination

Dec 17, 2015

Author Salman Rushdie lived for a decade with a price on his head. His book “The Satanic Verses” prompted the Iranian Ayatollah to issue a fatwa -- a call for all Muslims to kill Rushdie.

In this episode, I ask him to imagine his life and writing without such a threat. Listen to Rushdie discuss how it's impacted his writing, which is also shaped by urban life in his home cities of Mumbai (which he still calls Bombay), London and New York.

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