Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie (India/USA), photographed April 26, 2007, New York, New York. © Beowulf Sheehan/PEN American Center/Opale

“To be born again,” sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, “first you have to die.” —Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses (1988)

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