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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Rushdie At Hofstra

Apart from reprising the now-familiar lines of "not messing with novelists" because when it comes to the man who issued the fatwa, "one of us is dead", Salman Rushdie also spoke at Hofstra University about how the way a novel is created is not newsworthy, compared to the frivolities of celebrity life: "Britney's hairstyle, news. How Paris Hilton moved from being a cheap hotel to cheap person, news."

(Link courtesy The Literary Saloon.)


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