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Salman Rushdie


Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20061004, 20060125

Widely known for his novel The Satanic Verses and the resulting fatwa issued against him by the Ayatollah, Salman Rushdie says his biggest regret about the book is that most people did not realize it was a comic novel. He talks about what separates literary writing from genre writing, and reads from his newest novel, Shalimar the Clown

| Subject Matter: Storytelling, Kashmir, Genre Writing | Interview Year: 2005 | Genre: Fiction |

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