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LIVE from the NYPL: OPENING NIGHT! From Fatwa to Freedom: SALMAN RUSHDIE in conversation with Paul Holdengräber: FREE EVENT!
The Richard B. Salomon Distinguished Lecture
On February 14, 1989, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been “sentenced to death” by the Ayatollah Khomeini. His crime? To have written The Satanic Verses, a novel accused of being “against Islam, the Prophet, and the Quran.”