Salman Rushdie

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Photograph: Beowulf Sheehan

Even average Americans know a little something about Salman Rushdie’s history: In the late ’80s, he was the target of a fatwa issued by the Ayatollah Khomeini for his book The Satanic Verses. In a revealing new memoir, Joseph Anton, Rushdie discusses the nine years that followed the announcement, which he spent moving from place to place under police protection.

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