Kenan Malik on Little Atoms

My colleague Neil Denny and I will be interviewing Kenan Malik on the Little Atoms radio show tonight. You can hear it live on Resonance FM at 7pm, or download next week from the Little Atoms site. We’re hoping to discuss Kenan’s last book, Strange Fruit, and the upcoming anniversary of Khomeini’s fatwa against Salman Rushdie, but being a pro free expression programme, who knows where we’ll end up. What we do know is that it will be interesting. Kenan is one of our foremost thinkers on free expression, and is always worth listening to.

Fortunately, Kenan is also a friend of, and frequent contributor to, Index on Censorship. You can read his latest article from the new issue of Index on Censorship, in which he explains how Salman Rushdie’s critics lost the battle, but won the war against free speech here (pdf).