On February 14, 1989, Salman Rushdie was told by a BBC journalist that he had been “sentenced to death” by the Ayatollah Khomeini—a fatwa against Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses. So begins the extraordinary story of a writer forced underground, under threat of murder, for more than nine years. Now Rushdie, author of the memoir Joseph Anton (his police alias), tells that story for the first time: about freedom of speech; the realities of living with armed policemen; his struggle for support and understanding from governments, publishers, journalists, and fellow writers; and how he regained his freedom.
Presented by: University Book Store.
Tickets: Tickets are $30.21 and include one paperback copy of Joseph Anton and entrance for two to the event.
Learn more: About Rushdie.