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Salman Rushdie to receive Tribune Literary Award

Salman Rushdie to receive Tribune Literary Award

For more than a decade after Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling for Muslims to assassinate Salman Rushdie for allegedly offending Islam in his 1988 novel "The Satanic Verses," the Indian-born, Cambridge-educated author lived in hiding, moving from one undisclosed location to another under the protection of a security detail. At one point, under heavy pressure from the British government, Rushdie issued a statement that came close to an apology to Islam — a statement he immediately regretted. "It taught me that I would not make such compromises again in my life, and it taught me what I was fighting for, I think," he told Printers Row Journal in...

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