salman rushdie

New England News
12:30 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Author Salman Rushdie Speaks in Burlington

Salman Rushdie
Credit Syrie Moskowitz / UVM

Author Salman Rushdie is perhaps best known for 1988’s The Satanic Verses, which led to death threats and forced him into hiding for many years. The incident a sparked a debate over free speech and religion that the world is having again this week. Rushdie was at the University of Vermont last night to talk about one of his children’s books, but the recent terrorist attacks in Paris also came up.

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WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:06 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

The Book Show #1262 - Salman Rushdie

For nearly a decade, Salman Rushdie lived under the threat of death after the Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwā because of his novel, The Satanic Verses: A Novel.