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Acclaimed Author Salman Rushdie Speaks with WRTI's Meridee Duddleston

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Salman Rushdie, author

The author of The Satanic Verses reveals how he's moved far beyond the controversy ignited by the book's publication. Rushdie, who now spends one month a year teaching at Emory University, shares his insights on literature and the young, and the current status of fiction writing.

The Booker Prize winner entertained a packed audience at the Kimmel Center when he spoke as part of the 2007-2008 Philadelphia Speakers Series presented by Widener University, and sponsored by WRTI.

Rushdie's new book, The Enchantress of Florence, is scheduled for release at the end of May 2008.