Salman Rushdie

Hanif Kureishi – portrait of the artist as a young man

13 January 2024 9:00 am

Descriptions of the gifted author tearing up the literary landscape of the late 20th century are deeply poignant when set alongside Kureishi’s recent despatches from hospital

Marks out of ten

5 August 2023 9:00 am

Like a weary schoolmaster toiling over his pupils’ homework, Peter Kemp dispenses praise, encouragement or reproof to modern fiction’s big-hitters

Salman Rushdie was never safe

19 August 2022 9:36 pm

The stabbing of Salman Rushdie sends a renewed message to the world: take Islamism – the transformation of the Islamic…

The New York Times' strange silence on Rushdie

17 August 2022 12:32 am

The New York Times has never been shy about sharing its opinion – especially when it comes to bashing Britain. In…

Salman Rushdie and the incitement of violence

15 August 2022 3:28 pm

When I met Salman Rushdie in New York a couple of years ago, he told me that the days in…

France's support of Rushdie puts Britain to shame

14 August 2022 5:45 pm

If any further evidence was needed of the moral cowardice of the British political class it has been provided in…

Salman Rushdie overcame his fear

13 August 2022 8:13 pm

After Ayatollah Khomeini ordered Muslims to kill him for publishing The Satanic Verses in 1989, Julian Barnes gave Salman Rushdie…

The Mozarts of ad music

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Richard Bratby meets the hidden men and women composing melodies to make you buy

Salman Rushdie: ‘The implausible has become everyday’

25 April 2020 9:00 am

Salman Rushdie on writing in the Age of Anything-Can-Happen

It turns out I sound much cleverer in French

16 February 2019 9:00 am

On Tuesday, Le Monde published a piece it had commissioned from me to explain why, from a British point of…

India in a day

17 August 2017 1:00 pm

Bold programming by the powers-that-be at Radio 4 meant it was possible to listen to all seven episodes of Ayeesha…

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Cultured — and combative — criticism from America

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Four years after his death, it is still faintly surprising to recall that Christopher Hitchens is no longer resident on…