This week on BBC Worlds HARDtalk Extra, watch an in-depth
interview with renowned author, Salman Rushdie.
Salman Rushdie is one of the world's most acclaimed novelists -
and also, for a time, one of the most despised people on earth.
His book The Satanic Verses offended Muslims worldwide and attracted
a death sentence from the Ayatollah Khomeini. He was forced into
hiding for close to a decade. His new book Shalimar the Clown attempts
to put the reader into the mind of a terrorist. He tells Gavin Esler
why he now sees the Satanic Verses controversy as a "prologue"
to the attacks on September 11th 2001.
HARDtalk Extra is the BBCs most widely broadcast arts and
entertainment interview programme. Each Friday, the programme profiles
leading personalities in the arts, entertainment, science, culture
and the media. This edition of HARDtalk Extra will be broadcast
on BBC World on Friday 2ndSeptember at 1400 and 2100 IST.
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