Sam Leith Sam Leith

Salman Rushdie: ‘The implausible has become everyday’

The author on writing in the Age of Anything-Can-Happen

When I say goodbye to Sir Salman Rushdie in his offices at New York University in Lower Manhattan in early March, we bump elbows. Not that it’s much more than a gesture, by this stage: we shook hands unthinkingly on first meeting, and we’d just shaken hands again. It’s a novelty, still halfway to being a joke.

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