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"Joseph Anton: A Memoir"

Salman Rushdie

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Novelist Salman Rushdie recounts the fatwa issued against him by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989 for his authorship of the novel, The Satanic Verses, which was deemed “against Islam, the Prophet, and the Quran.”  Mr. Rushdie recalls the nine years he lived under the fatwa and his life in hiding.  Salman Rushdie speaks with Robert Siegel host of NPR's All Things Considered  at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium.

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Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is the author of numerous novels, including Midnight's Children and The Ground Beneath Her Feet.  Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against Mr. Rushdie for his authorship of The Satanic Verses in 1989.


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"Joseph Anton: A Memoir"

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Past Airings

  • Monday, December 31st at 4:30pm (ET)
  • Sunday, November 11th at 7:15am (ET)
  • Sunday, October 21st at 10:30pm (ET)
  • Saturday, October 20th at 1:15pm (ET)
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