Monday, August 18, 2008

Oh, The Irony!

Via Publisher's Weekly:
Salman Rushdie Condemns Random House Over Cancellation of Book
Rushdie weighs in on the cancellation of The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones: "I am very disappointed to hear that my publishers, Random House, have canceled another author’s novel, apparently because of their concerns about possible Islamic reprisals. This is censorship by fear, and it sets a very bad precedent indeed."

This, only two weeks after:

Via Huffington Post:
Salman Rushdie Threatens Lawsuit Over Ex-Bodyguard's Book
Author Salman Rushdie is threatening to sue a publisher over a book by a former bodyguard that he says portrays him as cheap, nasty and arrogant.