Novelist Salman Rushdie was at Emory University this week for the official opening of his literary archive.
"The opening of the archive is a landmark event for scholars and the public," said Richard E. Luce, vice provost and director of Emory University Libraries.
Rushdie, 62, was forced into hiding in England for a decade because the Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran issued a 1989 fatwa, or religious edict, ordering Muslims to kill the author, saying his book, The Satanic Verses, insulted Islam. The Iranian government declared in 1998 that it would not support the fatwa but could not rescind it.
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