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Socialist Worker’s 1989 interview with Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses

21 September 2018
This was the last interview Salman Rushdie gave before he went into hiding. We re-publish it as an important document from the time

Islamophobia, Free Speech and Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses

21 September 2018
Hassan Mahamdallie looks at what was behind the anger at Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses, and how a new form of racism flourished in its wake

Orwell was heading leftward along the Road to Wigan Pier

07 March 2017
On the 80th anniversary of George Orwell’s classic The Road to Wigan Pier, Simon Basketter looks at his account of working class life and the left

Communists and cops—the radical roots of Henning Mankell’s noir

13 October 2015
The late Henning Mankell’s Wallander stories built on social realism—but the genre’s roots lie in a Marxist critique of Sweden, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1927-2014

21 April 2014
Mike Gonzalez looks at the significance of the anti-imperialist giant of Latin American literature who died last week

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