Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie FRSL is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His second novel, Midnight's Children (1981), won the Booker Prize in 1981 and was deemed to be "the best novel of all winners" on two separate occasions, marking the 25th and the 40th anniversary of the prize.
Wir treffen einen der renommiertesten Schriftsteller der Welt, Salman Rushdie, in Berlin, der auf seiner mehrmonatigen Buchpromotour einen Zwischenstopp eingelegt hat. Salman gelang 1981 mit "Mitternachtskinder" der internationale Durchbruch, sieben Jahre später veröffentlichte er die "Die satanischen Verse", die ihn zur Zielscheibe des iranischen Regimes werden ließen. Ob noch immer unter dem Bann der Fatwa leidet und ob sein Leben bedroht ist, erzählt er im Interview. Tilo spricht mit Salman über seinen Werdegang, warum er zunächst Schauspieler werden wollte, wie er Bücher schreibt, ob er einen "Bullshit-Detektor" hat, wie er in Indien aufgewachsen ist, weshalb er in England politisiert wurde und wie er heute politisch tickt. Außerdem geht's um die politische Lage in den USA, Großbritannien und Indien. Das und vieles, vieles mehr in Folge 448 - wir haben sie am 10. November 2019 in Berlin aufgezeichnet. Bitte unterstützt unsere Arbeit finanziell: Jung IBAN: DE36700222000072410386 BIC: FDDODEMMXXX Verwendungszweck: Jung & Naiv PayPal ►
Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte is the story of a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse and an entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction. This program was held in partnership with Politics and Prose on October 10, 2019. 
Bill’s guests are Salman Rushdie, Gina McCarthy, Barney Frank, Linette Lopez, and Noah Rothman. (Originally aired 9/27/19)
The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman, talks with Salman Rushdie about “Quichotte,” his apocalyptic quest novel. A few years ago, when the four hundredth anniversary of “Don Quixote” was being celebrated, Rushdie reread Cervantes’s book and found himself newly engaged by a much-improved translation. He immediately began thinking of writing his own story about a “silly old fool,” like Quixote, who becomes obsessed with an unattainable woman and undertakes a quest to win her love. This character became Quichotte (named for the French opera loosely based on “Don Quixote”), who is seeking the love of—or, as she sees it, stalking—a popular talk-show host. As Quichotte journeys to find her, he encounters the truths of contemporary America: the opioid epidemic, white supremacy, the fallout from the War on Terror, and more. “I’ve always really liked the risky thing of writing very close up against the present moment,” Rushdie tells Treisman. “If you do it wrong, it’s a catastrophe. If you do it right, with luck, you somehow capture a moment.” At the same time, the novel gives full rein to Rushdie’s fantastical streak—at one point, for instance, Quichotte comes across a New Jersey town where people turn into mastodons. Treisman talks with the author about the influence of science fiction on his imagination, and about his personal connection to the tragedy of opioids. Rushdie’s much younger sister died from the consequences of addiction, and the book is centrally concerned with siblings trying to reconnect after separation.
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Jun 19th, 1947
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