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The Fatwa - Salman's Story

Arts series. 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.

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.

1 hour, 20 minutes

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Role Contributor
Series Editor Alan Yentob
Director Jill Nicholls
Producer Jill Nicholls
Presenter Alan Yentob
Participant Salman Rushdie
Participant Hari Kunzru
Participant Ian McEwan
Participant Hanif Kureishi
Participant Paul Auster
Participant Siri Hustvedt
Participant William Nygaard
Participant Arthur Hibbert
Participant Zafar Rushdie
Participant Sameen Rushdie
Participant Andrew Wylie

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