Salman Rushdie

GUESTS: SALMAN RUSHDIE Author, The Ground Beneath Her Feet(Holt, 1999) Author of seven novels, including Midnight's Children (winner of the Booker Prize), The Satanic Verses, and The Moor's Last Sigh Salman Rushdie established a literary reputation with his Booker Prize winning novel Midnight's Children, but he became a household name after The Satanic Versesprompted Ayatollah Khomeni to call for his death. Rushdie's new novel, the Ground Beneath Her Feet deals with familiar Rushdie themes of cross cultural interaction and exile, but in the context of a rock and roll love story. Internationally-acclaimed author Salman Rushdie joins guest host Melinda Penkava to discuss the inspiration behind his latest work.

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