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Melbourne Writers Festival: Salman Rushdie

September 3rd, 2014

Episode 43 of 1214 episodes

He is perhaps the most famous novelist in the world. Sir Salman Rushdie speaks about his tolerant childhood in Bombay (Mumbai), his authoritarian schooling, the writing of his most famous books Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses, the rise of religious fundamentalism and living under the infamous fatwa.