Joseph Anton: A Memoir Characters

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Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is the author and narrator of his autobiography, Joseph Anton: A Memoir. He is the husband of Padma, and former husband of Elizabeth West and Marianne. Rushdie is an excellent, though controversial novelist. Born in British-India, Rushdie is educated in the West, in England at Exeter. As a student, he enjoys reading novels, having grown up listening to the stories his father tells. Rushdie, after graduating, becomes a novelist, and his book Midnight's Children makes literary waves, and Rushdie begins making a name for himself. While in college, Rushdie studies Islam, and writes a novel incorporating Islam called The Satanic Verses. The novel instantly sets off a firestorm in the Muslim world, and the Ayatollah of Iran issues a fatwa against Rushdie, calling for his death.

Rushdie, who is married and has a son, must go into hiding. He assumes the name Joseph Conrad, after...

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