Chatting with Rushdie

May 26, 2016 | 1

“A lot of writers are big readers. Very often, when you’re writing your day’s work, something you write will remind you of something that you read. And the thing that you read shines a kind of light on the sentences that you’re writing. So I think it would be very hard to write without having read a great deal.” Listen to Salman Rushdie chat with Paul Holdengraber about poetry, film, and his latest project. Liam Hoare writes on the implications of Rushdie’s fatwa.

is an intern for The Millions. She is the managing editor of Concrete Literary Magazine at Emerson College, where she is pursuing a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing. She tweets at @Cara_DuBois.

One comment:

  1. “So I think it would be very hard to write without having read a great deal.”

    And yet the canals and rivers and sewers and creeks and gutters and plumbing are clogged with content created by people who tried to get away with exactly that.

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