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Things are getting rather steamy on the literature scene right now. Wherever I go, it seems that I can't escape the endless chatter about Fifty Shades of Grey. Struggling to close my ears and fight what seems to be a sudden modern classic, I thought I might as well join the debate.
The background: January 2012, A thriving local Indian literature festival, the Jaipur Literature Festival, which gets visiting
Feuding, fighting and fisticuffs are not things we normally associate with literary types. More often we think of someone
Salman Rushdie has accused Indian police officials of lying about an alleged plot to assassinate him. The writer - who has
Forget Salman Rushdie – the Jaipur Literary Festival has found a new hero as American chat show host Oprah Winfrey breezed
Who said being a writer was a quiet life? Salman Rushdie has been forced to cancel his appearance at Asia’s biggest literary
Salman Rushdie has claimed an Internet “win” over social networking site Facebook. The site, which has stringent naming policies
Martin Amis provided the evening's most entertaining moments. Going through old photographs with Stephen Fry, he was fantastically funny, noting a baguette stowed away in Hitchens' top pocket while in Paris, and remarking upon his abundant sprouting chest-hair in another that showed him smoking a cigarette while holding a brace of pheasants on the Rothschild estate.
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