Tag: salman rushdie

41. ‘Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights’ by Salman Rushdie

There’s something that happens every time I read a Rushdie book. I spend the first 10-20 pages rolling my eyes at his obvious attempts to sound intelligent, as he throws in numerous references to obscure texts you’ve never… Read More

Salman Rushdie at the Bristol Festival of Ideas

The Bristol Festival of Ideas is fantastic and I look at the listings every year, but they seem to constantly change, so it was a friend who alerted me to the fact thatĀ Salman Rushdie was coming to my… Read More

38. ‘The Satanic Verses’ by Salman Rushdie

I once heard Salman Rushdie speak. He was giving an interview at a theatre in Venice and I went along, not noticing, as I walked up to the theatre, that the man getting out of the boat and… Read More