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Salman Rushdie

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In the South

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Frenemies, a love story, in a tale by Salman Rushdie

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Selected Shorts

In an Instant

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Big moments in small lives in stories by Teju Cole and Salman Rushdie.

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Studio 360

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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Studio 360

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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Studio 360

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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Studio 360

Salman Rushdie & Andy Warhol

Friday, September 21, 2012

Kurt Andersen talks with Salman Rushdie. His new memoir chronicles the stranger-than-fiction decade he spent under threat of the Ayatollah Khomeni’s fatwa. We revisit the golden age of MTV. And Andy Warhol turns a can of Campbell’s soup into an American icon.
(Segments in this week's show aired previously.)

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Talk to Me

Rushdie Talk on Censorship Wraps Up PEN Festival

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The 2012 PEN World Voices Festival ended with a talk about censorship at the Cooper Union by novelist Salman Rushdie (Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses). Listen to and download Rushdie's 17-minute Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture.

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Working Words: Writers Try to Fix It at the PEN World Voices Festival

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Is the pen mightier than the sword, or any number of other challenges? That’s what “A Working Day,” at the PEN World Voices Festival set out to explore on April 28.

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Studio 360

Bonus Audio: Luka and the Fire of Life

Friday, November 19, 2010

Salman Rushdie reads from his new book.

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Studio 360

Salman Rushdie & Jimi Hendrix

Friday, November 19, 2010

Salman Rushdie's new children's book, Luka and the Fire of Life, tackles dark themes in a short, funny way. A NASA aerospace engineer moonlights in nightclubs as "DJ Scientific." And our American Icons series continues with a look back at Jimi Hendrix's legendary Woodstock performance of the "Star-Spangled Banner."

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Studio 360

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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Talk to Me

An Indian Lit Primer, Courtesy of Salman Rushdie and Tishani Doshi

Monday, September 13, 2010

On Sunday, a line of rain-sopped literary types wrapped around the block to hear British-Indian novelist Salman Rushdie speak to Indian poet and novelist Tishani Doshi at Brooklyn's St. Francis College auditorium.

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Talk to Me

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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Features

Salman Rushdie: On Global Literature and ... the Yankees

Monday, April 26, 2010

During author Salman Rushdie's visit to The Leonard Lopate Show to talk up the PEN World Voices Festival, we asked him a couple of questions. Here's what he told us:

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Studio 360

Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Saturday, December 03, 2005

In 1989, the Ayatollah Khomeini — like an evil sorcerer in a fairy tale — condemned Salman Rushdie for heresy, essentially marking the writer for death wherever he was. Rushdie left his family and went into hiding, and reached out to his young son through a new book, Haroun and ...

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Studio 360

Nutcracker, Rumpelstiltskin, Syriana

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Once upon a time, there was a radio program trapped in the tall tower of a stone building. . . Studio 360 falls under the spell of fairy tales. Kurt Andersen and Gregory Maguire, who wrote Wicked, talk about why at Christmas, America turns into “Nutcracker Nation.” They hear about ...

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Studio 360

Dorothy, Baum, Kansas

Saturday, November 19, 2005

You may think you know the story, but Kurt Andersen and guests will take you to places in the land of Oz that are more wonderful, and weirder, than you ever imagined. We’ll meet the original man behind the curtain, L. Frank Baum, who had all the vision of Walt ...

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Nutcracker, Haroun, Rumpelstiltskin

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Kurt Andersen and his guest Gregory Maguire, who wrote Wicked, hear about the new opera Haroun and the Sea of Stories, based on Salman Rushdie’s tale about a boy who sets out to save his village from sadness. We find out why at Christmas, America turns into “Nutcracker Nation.” And ...

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Studio 360

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Saturday, December 25, 2004

This fall a new opera called Haroun premiered, based on the book Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie. In 1989, Rushdie was forced into hiding after the Ayatollah Khomeini and declared that his novel The Satanic Verses was heresy against Islam ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Song of Salman

Tuesday, October 01, 2002

Salman Rushdie, author of Midnight’s Children and Satanic Verses, comments on the importance of maintaining civil liberties during a war against terrorism and discusses a collection of his non-fiction writing, Step Across This Line (Randomhouse, 2002).

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