It is evidently the time to film the 'unfilmable', with the big screen adaptation coming of Salman Rushdie's Booker-winning
And so, as the literary year heads into its final furlong, The Specsavers National Book Awards offers us one last chance
In its many voices, languages and avatars, South Asian literature is beginning to look at its own reflection rather than viewing itself in the refracted approval of an imagined Western audience.
A Europe, which is withdrawn into itself, and a policy of withdrawal on the part of the American President, in view of the whole world, facilitate foreign-policy adventures and claims of hegemony of various players in the region and its surroundings.
Rushdie told the World Service that "the most frightening change" that he saw in Pakistan was that the mass of the people seemed to have given up on the "very moderate" religious beliefs that they used to hold.
Salman Rushdie's ad for his new book, sorry I mean Alan Yentob's insightful investigation of years spent living a secret
The British protests against Rushdie's novel and these more recent protests are commonly understood in terms of the free speech versus religious offence argument. But it is important to think beyond this limiting binary to attain a greater degree of intercultural understanding in twenty-first century Britain.
The publication of Salman Rushdie's memoir Joseph Anton will inevitably give rise to reappraisal of the Satanic Verses affair. In this pair of articles, we look backwards and then forwards in time from this dispute to other controversies involving religious protests against creative works to add historical depth and complexity to the debate.
The Satanic Verses author Sir Salman Rushdie said it would be "difficult" to publish his book now because of the "climate
An Iranian religious leader has called for Salman Rushdie's death, 23 years after a fatwa was first issued against the "blasphemous