Salman Rushdie

Snowden, Rushdie back calls to uphold independence of French daily Le Monde
World

Snowden, Rushdie back calls to uphold independence of French daily Le Monde

Around 500 leading writers, artists and activists, including US whistleblower Edward Snowden and novelist Salman Rushdie, on Friday signed an…
Thirty years after Rushdie fatwa, blasphemy still potent weapon
Middle East

Thirty years after Rushdie fatwa, blasphemy still potent weapon

Thirty years after Iran called for the killing of Salman Rushdie, the British novelist remains a figure of hate for…
Rushdie warns of new dangers to free speech in West
Books

Rushdie warns of new dangers to free speech in West

Violence against writers and a misplaced sense of political correctness pose new dangers to freedom of speech in the West,…
War of words: Accusations of plagiarism after Rushdie work is translated twice
Books

War of words: Accusations of plagiarism after Rushdie work is translated twice

Salman Rushdie is a name well-known to Arabic readers, although his fame doesn’t really come from his books. Instead, it…
Rushdie says writers losing influence in West
Books

Rushdie says writers losing influence in West

Salman Rushdie believes literature has lost much of its influence in the West, and movie stars like George Clooney and…
Festival reading of Salman Rushdie’s novel ‘The Satanic Verses’ stirs anger in India
Books

Festival reading of Salman Rushdie’s novel ‘The Satanic Verses’ stirs anger in India

Muslim activists in India on Saturday said they would lodge a complaint with police after Salman Rushdie's novel "The Satanic…
The Arab Novel: Freedom of religion, freedom of literature
Books

The Arab Novel: Freedom of religion, freedom of literature

Sunday marked the opening of the fifth International Forum for Arab Novel Creativity in Cairo, held at the Cairo Opera…
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