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.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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