The Fatwa – Salman Rushdie – BBC Documentary

Currently on tour in the USA; latest book currently sitting next to my bathtub after I cycled out for the day and got a very good weights workout carrying a copy of “Joseph Anton” back home.

Here’s the BBC documentary that I watched earlier in the year, that I highly recommend. There’s also subtitles in the YouTube version if you want to click over.

Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses, tells for the first time the inside story of how it felt to be condemned to death by the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989, and to spend the next decade in hiding. To coincide with the publication of Rushdie’s new book about that time, Alan Yentob has been given unique access to the author and to the bodyguards who lived with him. Friends and writers like Ian McEwan and Hanif Kureshi speak frankly, as do Rushdie’s sister, ex-wife and sons.

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