by Salman Rushdie
Editor: Vintage Publishing
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The author of the Satanic Verses and the Children of Midnight, who was awarded the Best Booker Prize in 1993, is an honest and fiercely funny account of a shattered life.On Valentine’s Day, 1989, Salman Rushdie received a phone call from a BBC journalist who would change his life forever: Ayatollah Khomeini, a prominent Muslim scholar, sentenced him to death.It is on his own account of the way he was forced to live in hiding for more than a decade, both intimate and explosive, it is the personnel behind international history.How does a man live with the constant threat of murderHow does he keep working, deprived of his freedom,How does he keep friends, or fall into and out of love?How can he fightFor more than a decade, Salman Rushdie has lived in a secret world and disguise, a world of security guards and armored cars, aliases and code names.Joseph Anton, Rushdie tells the remarkable story of one of the crucial battles for freedom of expression in our time.Nominated for the James Tait Black Award Biography
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