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American Icons: The Wizard of Oz

Friday, November 29, 2013

It's been over seventy years since movie audiences first watched The Wizard of Oz. Meet the original man behind the curtain, L. Frank Baum, who had all the vision of Walt Disney, but none of the business sense. Discover how Oz captivated the imaginations of Russians living under Soviet rule ...

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American Icons: The Wizard of Oz

Friday, October 19, 2012

Kurt Andersen follows the yellow brick road through America’s favorite story and discovers places in the Land of Oz more wonderful, and weirder, than you ever imagined.

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One Thousand Days: Salman Rushdie at Columbia, 1991

Thursday, September 27, 2012

On December 11, 1991, Salman Rushdie "quietly ventured outside Britain and emerged" [1] to speak at a Columbia University dinner celebrating the 200th anniversary of the First Amendment. The thunderous applause that greets Mr Rushdie's unexpected appearance sets the tone for his speech.

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Why Salman Rushdie Became Joseph Anton

Friday, September 21, 2012

On Valentines Day, 1989, Iran’s dying leader, the Ayatollah Khomeni, issued a fatwa (death sentence) against Rushdie for supposedly blaspheming Islam's prophet in his novel The Satanic Verses. Rushdie went into hiding for most of the next decade. His new memoir chronicles that ...

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Salman Rushdie on Joseph Anton

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Salman Rushdie discusses how his life changed when he was “sentenced to death” by the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989, because of what he wrote in his novel The Satanic Verses. Rushdie was forced underground, moving from house to house, with the constant presence of an armed police protection team, who called him by his alias, Joseph Anton. Rushdie tells the story for the first time in his memoir, Joseph Anton, about the sometimes grim, sometimes comic realities of living with armed policemen, struggling for support and understanding, and finally regaining his freedom.

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Video: Questions for Salman Rushdie

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Salman Rushdie doesn't really have any favorite words, but he explains why he likes "funny" and dislikes "fanatical." He also shares his thoughts on Midnight's Children, which was published 30 years ago.

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September’s Book: Midnight’s Children, by Salman Rushdie

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Salman Rushdie joins us for the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club! We’re talking about his 1981 novel, Midnight’s Children. It tells the story of Saleem Sinai, born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947 – the moment that India became an independent nation. His health and well being are tightly tied to his country's, and he is magically, telepathically linked to the 1,000 other children born during India's first hour of life. Salman Rushdie will answer your questions about his magical realist book, which was awarded the 1981 Booker Prize and the James Tait Prize, and it was voted the "Best of the Booker" in 1993 and in 2008.

His most recent novel, Luka and the Fire of Life has just been released in paperback.

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Salman Rushdie: Luka and the Fire of Life

Friday, December 31, 2010

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Bonus Audio: Luka and the Fire of Life

Friday, November 19, 2010

Salman Rushdie reads from his new book.

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Salman Rushdie

Friday, November 19, 2010

When it came to writing his new children's book, Luka and the Fire of Life, the novelist Salman Rushdie stuck with his attraction to moody themes. "I've always liked writing that slightly writes against the grain of what it's supposed to be doing," he tells Kurt. ...

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Salman Rushdie on Videogames, Storytelling, and 'Luka and the Fire of Life'

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Salman Rushdie has been many things over the years: an award-winning millionaire novelist, a British knight, and of course, the object of an Iranian Ayatollah’s fatwa in the late '80s. But his new novel, “Luka and the Fire of Life,” will likely lead to new titles: videogame master, or perhaps “the next J.K. Rowling.” The novel, inspired in part by his 13-year-old son and the videogames he plays, centers on young Luka and his much older father Rashid. When Rashid mysteriously falls into a deep sleep and can’t be awakened, Luka must travel into the Heart of Magic, battle giants, monsters — and even time itself — to bring back the fire that will save his father’s life.

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Salman Rushdie: Luka and the Fire of Life

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Salman Rushdie, author of Luka and the Fire of Life, discusses his new book.

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Global Voices at the PEN Festival

Monday, May 10, 2010

Opening night of the PEN World Voice Festival brought together literary superstars from around the world. Listen to an international selection of authors read in their native languages here.

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The PEN World Voices Festival

Monday, April 26, 2010

Salman Rushdie, and Caro Llewellyn, PEN World Voices Festival and Public Programs Director, discuss this year’s PEN World Voices Festival.

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Leonard's Questions: Salman Rushdie

Monday, April 26, 2010

Is Salman Rushdie a Mets or a Yankees fan? He let us know when he was last on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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The Best American Short Stories of 2008

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Salman Rushdie shares his picks for the best short stories of the past year. He’s edited The Best American Short Stories 2008, which features works by A.M. Homes, Jonathan Lethem, Alice Munro, Tobias Wolff, and lots more.

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Learn From the Past

Thursday, January 01, 2009

We look back at America in the age of Andrew Jackson, and why the years between 1815 and 1848 were such a tumultuous time in U.S. history. Also: celebrating 40 years of New York magazine. Plus, Salman Rushdie shares his picks for the best American short stories of 2008!

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The Best American Short Stories of 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Salman Rushdie talks about the best short stories of the past year. He’s edited The Best American Short Stories 2008, which features works by A.M. Homes, Jonathan Lethem, Alice Munro, Tobias Wolff, and lots more.

Weigh in: What was your favorite short story published in the past year?

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Salman Rushdie’s Romance Novel

Monday, June 02, 2008

Salman Rushdie’s new novel, The Enchantress of Florence, is a Renaissance romance set in the 16th century.

Event: Salman Rushdie will be speaking and signing books
Wednesday, June 4 at 7 pm
Barnes & Noble Union Square
33 East 17th

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Scott Speaks

Monday, June 02, 2008

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan responds to the criticism he’s gotten from his former colleagues over his new book about the Bush administration. Also: George Packer revisits the issue of Iraqi interpreters who’ve jeopardized their lives on behalf of the Americans in Iraq. Salman Rushdie on his new ...

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