‘Things that would have seemed utterly improbable now happen on a daily basis’,
Sir Salman Rushdie said to Sam when they spoke in an interview for the Spectator's 10,000th edition. Sam met Salman in New York a few weeks ago, before coronavirus struck down the city. This episode is a recording of that interview, where they discuss everything from his latest book Quichotte
, to his relationship with his father, who we learn made up the surname 'Rushdie', and how he feels about The Satanic Verses
now. Sam's full interview is out in this Thursday's issue.
The Book Club is a series of literary interviews and discussions on the latest releases in the world of publishing, from poetry through to physics. Presented by Sam Leith, The Spectator's Literary Editor. Hear past episodes here