Read Laila Lalami’s (aka moorishgirl) fascinating interview of Salaman Rushdie:

When he was younger, Rushdie told the audience at a Portland appearance last week, he wanted to have some power because he believed a writer should be able to use it to speak out on the big issues of the day. He could never have imagined how he would come about his own power. “Be careful what you wish for,” he joked.

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