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Salman Rushdie Discusses His New Life and Book.

Salman Rushdie has written the new novel "The Ground Beneath Her Feet." (Holt) It is his sixth novel but the first to be set largely in the United States. His previous novel "Satanic Versus" offended many in Iran which resulted in the government calling for his death. Rushdie lived in hiding for years. The Iranian government has since rescinded its "fatwah."


Other segments from the episode on April 21, 1999

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 21, 1999: Interview with Salman Rushdie; Review of Bob Dylan's album "The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4."



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