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The Fatwa - Salman's Story

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.

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1 hour, 20 minutes

Last on

Wed 19 Sep 2012 22:45


Role Contributor
Series EditorAlan Yentob
DirectorJill Nicholls
ProducerJill Nicholls
PresenterAlan Yentob
ParticipantSalman Rushdie
ParticipantHari Kunzru
ParticipantIan McEwan
ParticipantHanif Kureishi
ParticipantPaul Auster
ParticipantSiri Hustvedt
ParticipantWilliam Nygaard
ParticipantArthur Hibbert
ParticipantZafar Rushdie
ParticipantSameen Rushdie
ParticipantAndrew Wylie

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