Salman Rushdie

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During his time in hiding, author Salman Rushdie's security detail asked that he provide an alias. He chose "Joseph Anton," in honor of literary heroes Conrad and Chekhov. The name also serves as the title of Rushdie's new memoir. The Booker Prize-winning author joins us to discuss his new book, in which he recounts the nine years he lived under Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwah, imposed in response to Rushdie's 1988 novel "The Satanic Verses."


Salman Rushdie, author of 11 novels, several collections of essays, children's books and short stories