Rushdie memoir tells of life under Iranian fatwa

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Author Salman Rushdie smiles while addressing the crowd at the 2012 Awards for Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence in BostonLONDON (Reuters) – British author Salman Rushdie's memoir of more than nine years in hiding after Iran's supreme leader issued a death sentence against him hits the shelves on Tuesday, ending the wait for his account of a furor that has echoes across the world today. "Joseph Anton: A Memoir" opens with the moment when Rushdie, already a member of London's literary elite, received a call from a journalist asking for his reaction to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's 1989 fatwa, or religious edict, calling for his head. …