Acclaimed Author Salman Rushdie Speaks with WRTI's Meridee Duddleston
The author of The Satanic Verses reveals how he's moved far beyond the controversy ignited by the book's publication. Rushdie, who now spends one month a year teaching at Emory University, shares his insights on literature and the young, and the current status of fiction writing.
The Booker Prize winner entertained a packed audience at the Kimmel Center when he spoke as part of the 2007-2008 Philadelphia Speakers Series presented by Widener University, and sponsored by WRTI.
Rushdie's new book, The Enchantress of Florence, is scheduled for release at the end of May 2008.