Salman Rushdie (2013 event)
In 1983, Salman Rushdie was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for his novel Shame and named among Granta’s inuagural Best of Young British Novelists. Only a few years later, he was forced into hiding by an Iranian fatwa after the publication of The Satanic Verses. Rushdie survived, became a passionate champion of free speech and emerged as the single most influential British writer of our times. In this event, recorded live at the 2013 Edinburgh International Book Festival, Rushdie reflects on a remarkable career with John Freeman, former editor of Granta.