Recorded 6/26/2008 - Salman Rushdie’s novels are known for their witty examinations of an ever-changing sociopolitical landscape. Midnight’s Children, winner of the prestigious Booker Prize, is a comedic telling of Indian history. Published in 2005, Shalimar the Clown is an epic narrative that moves from California to Kashmir, from Nazi occupied Europe to the world of modern terrorism. In his latest novel, The Enchantress of Florence, a young European traveler arrives at the court of the great Mughal Empire, with a story about a mysterious and beautiful woman (believed to possess powers of sorcery) and her impossible journey to the far-off city of Florence.
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Salman Rushdie & Andy Warhol — Kurt Andersen talks with Salman Rushdie. His new memoir chronicles the stranger-than-fiction decade he spent under threat of the Ayatollah Khomeni’s fatwa. We revisit the golden age of MTV. And Andy Warhol turns a can of Campbell’s soup into an American icon. (Segments in this week’s show aired previously.)
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World Voices caps a rich day of programming at LIVE from the New York Public Library with a conversation between Festival Chair Salman Rushdie and his compatriot Amartya Sen, who will turn around the cultural telescope and question some cherished orthodoxies regarding multiculturalism, identity politics and liberal values.