Salman Rushdie in contrast writing “The Golden Home” to a bullfight.
Cartagena, Colombia: Indian-born British writer Salman Rushdie has mentioned his e book “The Golden Home” predicted the election of US President Donald Trump though he was certain of Hillary Clinton successful.
Mr Rushdie, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen prize in 2013, was taking part in a dialogue with Colombian writer Juan Gabriel Vasquez within the 13th version of Hay Pageant in Cartagena on Saturday, Efe information company reported.
The writer, born 70 years in the past in Mumbai, mentioned his e book knew what was going to occur however not him as a result of novel’s personal knowledge, including that it confirmed how a bit of artwork is aware of greater than the artist.
Mr Rushdie clarified that “The Golden Home” isn’t a e book centered on Mr Trump however on the polarisation within the US.
He in contrast writing the e book to a bullfight, the place the bullfighter runs the danger of being gored by the animal and struggling a bloody damage.
He mentioned it was as thrilling to jot down a e book as escaping the bull very carefully. If one did badly the e book would turn into irrelevant like yesterday’s newspaper, but when fortunate it might seize that second in historical past.
Mr Rushdie additionally recalled the fatwa – an Islamic spiritual diktat – issued by Ayatollah Khomeini towards him for his e book “The Satanic Verses” on allegations that it was blasphemous, saying that solely one of many two – him and Khomeini – was alive now.
He mentioned in “Hundred years of Solitude” by Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the author’s description of the society was similar to his native India.
He cited similarities between the Indian and Colombian societies reminiscent of an enormous hole between the wealthy and the poor, the affect of faith and a strong colonial previous.
Mr Rushdie, whose novel “Midnight’s Kids”, was chosen by the individuals as the very best winner of the Booker prize in its 40-year historical past, mentioned he hated when issues written in his books turn into actuality, including he has no want to be a prophet.