Salman Rushdie’s Latest Novel Takes On Trump, U.S. Politics

September 12, 2017

A wealthy New York businessman, gold decor and a flashy presidential candidate – sound familiar?

That’s the subject of “The Golden House,” the latest of thirteen novels by author Salman Rushdie, who is best known for the Booker Prize-winning “Midnight’s Children.”

Over the course of his career, Rushdie has taken on political turmoil – both historical and present – in India, Pakistan, Nicaragua and beyond.

In “The Golden House,” which spans from Barack Obama’s inauguration and ends with the election of his successor, Rushdie took on modern-day American  politics, with a less than flattering depiction of Donald Trump. Salman Rushdie joins Jim to discuss.


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