Sue Lawley's castaway is writer Salman Rushdie.
This week's castaway on Desert Island Discs is one of the most prominent novelists in the English language today. Author of the prize-winning novel Midnight's Children and weaver of magic yarns which embody myth, memory and politics, he is the Indian-born writer Salman Rushdie. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the forces which have influenced his life and work.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Call Of The Valley by Shivkumar Sharma
Book: Arabian Nights (1000 and One Nights)
Luxury: Unlisted radio telephone