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    1. Verbal virtuosity that lacks the human touch, says Ian Thomson

    2. For more than a decade after Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling for Muslims to assassinate Salman Rushdie for allegedly offending Islam in his 1988 novel "The Satanic Verses," the Indian-born, Cambridge-educated author lived in hiding, moving from one undisclosed location to another...

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      Westport NewsAug 04 02:45 PM

      Writer Salman Rushdie, shown in this 2014 photo, will deliver the Westport Library's Malloy Lecture in the Arts this October. Photo: Getty Images / Getty Images

    4. Your “to read” pile is about to get much more massive. This fall’s science fiction and fantasy books include new titles by legends like Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Stephen King, Jim Butcher and Tanya Huff. You’re not ready for this! Which is why we’re getting you ready, with our guide to fall books. Read more...

    5. Author pays tribute to writer imprisoned for championing free expression, and to the PEN campaign to free him Salman Rushdie has welcomed the release of the Syrian activist Mazen Darwish from prison after almost three-and-a-half years. Darwish, founder of the Damascus-based Syrian Centre for Media and Free Expression , had been detained in February 2012 following a raid by Syrian Air Force ...

    6. Chicago Tribune announces 2015 Literary and Heartland Award Winners

      PR Newswire via Yahoo! FinanceAug 05 07:52 AM

      CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Salman Rushdie, an award-winning British Indian novelist and essayist, has been named the 2015 Chicago Tribune Literary Award winner for his influential, courageous work. In addition, Danielle Allen and Chang-Rae Lee have been named 2015 Heartland Award winners for fiction and non-fiction, respectively. Rushdie, Allen and Lee will be presented with their ...

    7. MEXICO CITY, 18 Aug (BERNAMA-NNN-EFE)-- A group of writers and artists from around the world, including Britain's Salman Rushdie, American Paul Auster, Mexican Alfonso Cuaron and Nicaragua's Sergio Ramirez, have sent a letter to President Enrique Pena Nieto calling on him to stop the violence against journalists in Mexico.

    8. Jonathan Franzen, Ursula K. Le Guin, Salman Rushdie, Erica Jong and Mary Karr are among the popular authors scheduled to read at Powell's in September. Franzen, whose new novel "Purity" is getting early rave reviews, will read from it at...

    9. A group of writers and artists from around the world penned a letter to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, requesting him to stop the violence against journalists in Mexico, Fox News Latino reported Monday.

    10. The musical, which has won fans including Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Salman Rushdie, opened on Broadway last week with advance ticket sales of £25 million

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