Salman Rushdie is an international best-selling author shrouded for many years in controversy stemming from his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses, which invoked protest and an Islamic fatwah. Rushdie is the author of numerous novels including The Man Booker Prize-winning Midnights Children, The Moors Last Sigh, Shalimar the Clown, and his recent The Golden House. His body of work integrates an autobiographical international trajectory, the hybrid identity of both insider and outsider perspectives,... [see more] and the globalism of place. Host Paula Marantz Cohen explores the range of Rushdies most notable works, his cosmopolitan timeline, and his early rise to critical acclaim all while working as a part-time mad man copywriter.
The Drexel InterView is a half-hour, original series featuring interesting people and interesting talk. Hosted by best-selling author, critic and Drexel University Distinguished Professor of English Paula Marantz Cohen, each episode features an interview with a noteworthy figure. Guests reflect a diversity of opinions and backgrounds and come from fields including art, politics, science and business.