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Salman Rushdie on Fiction, ISIS, and the War on Pleasure

 

slate.com – Brian Koppelman

Listen to this episode of The Moment with guest Salman Rushdie:

This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Salman Rushdie, author of Midnight’s Children, The Satanic Verses, and Joseph Anton: A Memoir. The two discuss Rushdie’s latest novel, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, the themes of alienation and truth that often lurk within his stories, and why, in a world gone mad, fiction matters. Plus, Rushdie talks about his rocky start as a writer, an unforgettable night at Madison Square Garden, and how religious fascists are waging a war on pleasure.

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