March 5, 2014 Also: Novelist Kamila Shamsie writes about the process of becoming a British citizen; Lena Dunham to write for Archie Comics; John le Carré on government surveillance.
Hilary Mantel attends the Costa Book of the Year awards in London, England.
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April 19, 2013 Also: Penguin offers to drop Apple ebook deals over European antitrust case; a page out of Thomas Pynchon's latest novel; and a long-overdue apology.
Author Salman Rushdie at The New Yorker Festival in New York on Oct. 7.
November 12, 2012 The feud began in 1997 in the letters pages of the Guardian, with Rushdie calling the author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy "a pompous ass" and Le Carre accusing the author of The Satanic Verses of "self-canonization." Both writers now say they regret the literary war of words, and speak of their mutual admiration.
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