Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie was born into a Muslim family in Bombay in 1947, and attended Rugby and King\'s College, Cambridge. He is the author of eight novels, including Midnight\'s Children (1981), The Satanic Verses(1989), The Moor\'s Last Sigh (1996) and The Ground Beneath Her Feet(1999). In 1981 he was awarded the Booker Prize for Midnight\'s Children, which later received the \'Booker of Bookers\' Prize as the best of the award\'s recipients in its 25-year history (1993).

Confronting Terror: Bernard-Henri Lévy & Salman Rushdie
n 1989 Salman Rushdie was sentenced to death for blasphemy after publishing The Satanic Verses, a fictional and imaginative portrayal of Islam, which the Iranian government described as a ‘provocative American deed.’ He lived in hiding for nine years and saw his literary collaborators attacked or killed. Bernard-Henri Lévy spent a year investigating and writing Who Killed Daniel Pearl (2003) about the American journalist murdered by Islam...