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 …

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 …

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 …