It's been almost 25 years since British author Salman Rushdie incurred the wrath of Iran's leaders, and a death sentence, with the publication of his novel, The Satanic Verses. This month, he's coming to Minnesota to share his reflections on the censorship battle that started in 1989, when Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued his infamous "fatwa" ordering Muslims to kill Rushdie for blasphemy.

Rushdie, who lived in hiding for a decade, resurfaced publicly after the fatwa was lifted by Khomeini's successor.

On Oct. 25, he'll be at Carleton College in Northfield to deliver a lecture called "Censorship and The Satanic Verses: 25 Years Later." The 6 pm event is free, with reservations. To register online, go to

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