The Fatwa - Salman's Story

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Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses, tells for the first time the inside story of how it felt to be condemned to death by the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989, and to spend the next decade in hiding. To coincide with the publication of Rushdie's new book about that time, Alan Yentob has been given unique access to the author and to the bodyguards who lived with him. Friends and writers like Ian McEwan and Hanif Kureshi speak frankly, as do Rushdie's sister, ex-wife and sons.

Credits

Series Editor
Alan Yentob
Director
Jill Nicholls
Producer
Jill Nicholls
Presenter
Alan Yentob
Participant
Hari Kunzru
Participant
Ian McEwan

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