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    1. Writer Salman Rushdie to talk at UNCA

      Asheville Citizen-TimesJan 21 08:29 AM

      ASHEVILLE - Salman Rushdie, the novelist who spent nearly a decade in hiding under death threats from Iran over a controversial novel, will talk about his experiences at UNC Asheville.                

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      Al BawabaJan 24 01:44 AM

      In 1989, Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against Salman Rushdie after Rushdie published "The Satanic Verses." The fatwa extended to anyone involved in publishing the novel.

    3. It's a classic game of luck. You roll the dice and depending on where you land you may get a boost - or you may get a kick in the teeth.

    4. : Do we have a double standards even while responding against infringement of freedom of expression? Dis Taslima Nasreen and Salman Rushdie get the same kind of support from society as Perumal Murugan...

    5. Book review: This is Not That Dawn

      The Indian Express via Yahoo! India NewsFeb 05 04:57 PM

      The sea of this novel is not one that is an inviting expanse or a thing of hope — as it is, for instance, in Salman Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories. It is centred on the anxieties of the hinterland muhajir — or the migrant — in Pakistan’s premier coastal city, Karachi. When told of the problems encountered by the muhajirs or UP/Bihar migrants in Pakistan, General Ayub Khan had warned ...

    6. JK Rowling to receive PEN award for literary service

      The Canadian Press via Yahoo Canada NewsJan 25 07:23 AM

      The "Harry Potter" author is to receive the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award, PEN America told The Associated Press on Monday. Rowling will be presented her award May 16 at the literary and human rights group's annual spring gala in New York. Previous winners include Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie and Tom Stoppard.

    7. How to use Twitter without going insane

      Sydney Morning HeraldJan 21 06:20 PM

      Over the past few weeks and months (and years, really) there has been a series of essays/think pieces about the growing irrelevance or uselessness of Twitter. Google "quitting Twitter" and you'll find stories about intellectual luminaries as varied as Salman Rushdie and Lena Dunham either quitting Twitter or thinking about quitting Twitter or quitting Twitter and coming back and quitting again.

    8. Sunday, February 14

      The New Zealand HeraldFeb 08 10:39 PM

      Today is Sunday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2016. There are 321 days left in the year.Highlights in history on this date:1540 - Holy Roman Emperor Charles V enters Ghent, in Belgium, and executes leaders of revolt.1663 - Canada...

    9. Harry Potter author JK Rowling is to receive a prestigious award from literary and human rights group PEN America.

    10. ‘For his new book, Rushdie is to be praised almost as much as me’ When, shortly after the triumph of the Castro revolution, Ernesto Guevara took over the direction of the Cuban National Bank, he had the great wisdom to invite me to Havana to discuss how what had been a millenarian movement, albeit one with anarcho-syndicalist overtones in the larger cities, might be transformed into a mature ...

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