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Salman Rushdie
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Boston Book Festival Keynote: Salman Rushdie

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 7:30p
Old South Church Boston, MA

Salman Rushdie was known primarily as one of the world’s most acclaimed novelists and public intellectuals until the publication, in 1988, of The Satanic Verses. The resulting fatwa transformed Rushdie into a symbol of free expression. Although he did not seek to become a symbol, Rushdie wears the mantle well, as evidenced by his work with the writers’ organization PEN, which advocates for freedom of speech, and in his always thoughtful and courageous essays. But Rushdie is, first and foremost, a… Show more

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Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie, born in Bombay (now Mumbai) on June 19, 1947, is a British novelist and essayist whose writing is characterized by examining the links and pitfalls between Eastern and Western cultures....
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