19 June 2017 Susannah

Salman Rushdie – British Indian novelist, born 19 June 1947

Salman Rushdie quote by Susannah Fullerton

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Salman Rushdie, born 19 June 1947

Salman Rushdie 2016

Salman Rushdie 2016

“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.”

I have to admit to only quite enjoying Midnight’s Children, and so I have never been inspired to read more of Rushdie’s writings. I’d love suggestions as to which you think is his best book? I have not read the controversial The Satanic Verses, but feel strongly that no writer should be the subject of a fatwa and have to live under police protection because of what they have written. I guess it’s an example of the power of words.

I loved his small cameo role in the film Bridget Jones’s Diary. Poor Bridget makes a complete hash of it when she meets him at a literary party! Very funny!

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   Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
   The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

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Body image credit- Salman Rushdie 2016 by Andrew Lih (User:Fuzheado) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49299644

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