Writers on Writers

Column by David Cranmer January 20, 2021
A.E. Hotchner, Eileen Simpson, Salman Rushdie, and Martin Amis wrote exceptional memoirs that give rare, satisfying behind-the-scene glimpses of fellow top authors without antipathy or idolatry.

A Cheat Sheet to the 2019 Booker Prize Longlist Nominations

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
The thirteen candidates for this year's Booker Prize are out. Let's go through them all in our very own nomination cheat sheet.
Salman Rushdie Uses Goodreads, Is Old

Salman Rushdie Uses Goodreads, Is Old

News by Peter Derk April 7, 2015
Salman Rushdie. Confused old man or book-world hero?

The Gift of Gab: Mastering the Maximal

Column by Susan DeFreitas December 4, 2014
Hemingway, famously, kept it short and sweet. But if you've got the gift of gab, like Nabokov and Marquez, you can stretch out with sentences that gallop, guffaw, and bulge with overstuffed wit.

Should Some Books Be Banned?

Column by Cath Murphy October 19, 2012
Book bans are the work of oppressive dictatorships and should be resisted, right? Maybe it isn't that simple.
Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie Releases His Memoir, The Bounty On His Head Increases To $3.3 Million

News by Kimberly Turner September 18, 2012
Just one day after Iranian extremists increase the reward for Salman Rushdie's death by $500,000, the 'Satanic Verses' author releases his 656-page account of his years in hiding.
Salman Rushdie Pulls Out Of Literary Festival Over Death Threat

Salman Rushdie Pulls Out Of Literary Festival Over Death Threat

News by Rob Hart January 23, 2012
Salman Rushdie pulled out of a literary festival after authorities discovered a death threat against him--but now it appears the threat was blown out of proportion.
Salman Rushdie vs. Facebook

Salman Rushdie vs. Facebook

News by Brandon Tietz November 15, 2011
Salman Rushdie gets his Facebook deactivated over name controversy. Are you sure you want to use a pen name?
Occupy Writers

Authors Pledge Their Support To Occupy Wall Street

News by Rob Hart October 17, 2011
Acclaimed authors are signing their names to Occupy Writers, a website that pledges support to the Occupy Wall Street movement