Emory University hires Salman Rushdie

Satanic Verses author donates personal archives, to teach graduate seminar.

October 6, 2006 23:45


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Novelist Salman Rushdie will join the faculty of Emory University in Atlanta and donate his archive to the institution, marking the writer's first extended relationship with a university, Emory officials said Friday. Rushdie will join the school in the spring of 2007 and lead a graduate seminar, participate in undergraduate courses and deliver lectures during his five-year appointment. "We'll have one of modern literature's giants on our faculty," said Emory President James Wagner. "And students will have access to his records - and the man himself. We're very, very pleased." Rushdie, author of "The Satanic Verses," was forced into hiding for a decade after the late Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran issued a 1989 order for Muslims to kill Rushdie because the book allegedly insulted Islam. In 1998, the Iranian government declared it would not support but could not rescind the fatwa.

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