Peter Reavy

Will Self and Salman Rushdie

Posted in books, middle-east by Peter Reavy on June 20, 2007

Will Self advises Salman Rushdie about accepting knighthoods, quoted in the Guardian:

Given the furore that The Satanic Verses occasioned, it does strike me that any responsible writer might ask himself whether the fallout from accepting such an honour was really worth the bauble … it is surely better that writers decline any form of honour.

Clever words, eh? Rushdie should scorn baubles, like Will Self would.

But when bullies gather, clever Will Self won’t stick up for a fellow writer.

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