Salman Rushdie

"The thing that happened with my life was that it sort of turned into a thriller," Rushdie said recently in an interview with Charlie Rose. "It turned into a thriller/spy novel." Rushdie's memoir, Joseph Anton, published this month by Random House, details the days, months, and years following the publication of The Satanic Verses in 1998, which prompted Iran’s spiritual leader to issue a fatwa against the author.