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Salmon Rushdie interview on Kaleidoscope

Title
Salmon Rushdie interview on Kaleidoscope
Genre
Interview; Speech; Special
TX Date
6 Feb 1990
Year of production
1990
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Duration
00:29:41
Description
Interview on the BBC Radio 4, Kaleidoscope programme (presented by Paul Allen) with writer, Salman Rushdie. The author talks about his life and work, and the ethics of being a writer. This interview was recorded the day before the Iranian fatwa over The Satanic Verses forced Rushdie to withdraw into cultural exile and is now being broadcast a year later. Includes excerpt from Herbert Reed Memorial Lecture read by Harold Pinter (and written by Rushdie) and interview with A. S. Byatt. Programme produced by Anthony Denselow.
Contributors
Paul Allen; Salman Rushdie; Harold Pinter; A. S. Byatt; Anthony Denselow; BBC Radio 4
Keywords
Books; Authors; Religion; Writers; Freedom of expression; Ethics; Novels; Islam; Fiction; Religious belief; The Satanic Verses; Controversial literature; Fatwa; Salmon Rushdie

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