The Guardian profiles Salman Rushdie:
The first drafts of his novels are written straight on to the computer, from which he then takes a print-out for cold-eyed revision. "I can't really see it unless it's in type." His new novel, though it may be mediated by these technological miracles, is set at a distance from them. "I've invented a story which unites the India of the Mughal Empire with the Italy of the High Renaissance. It's a fantasia, set at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries called The Enchantress of Florence. And I must say that, given how horrible the world is, it's really quite nice to spend some time in the 16th century."I am very intrigued about his next book. Look forward to reading it!
I am not surprised he finds the world horrible what with all the death calls after him. But I hope he finds it horrible for other reasons too: the wars, Palestine, Iraq, etc..ReplyDelete
This is my uncle's favorite author of all time!ReplyDelete
Eliza: I think he's put behind the fatwa against him. I'm sure he's more concerned with the crazy state of the world today. His essays and interviews have always seemed well-thought out and eloquent to me.ReplyDelete
Xeus: I rather like him too actually! Have only read Midnight's Children and some of his essays but I think he's an excellent writer.