Friday September 22, 2017

Salman Rushdie book predicted the U.S. election better than he did

Salman Rushdie attends the premiere of 'Midnight's Children' during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon West End on October 14, 2012 in London, England.

Salman Rushdie attends the premiere of 'Midnight's Children' during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon West End on October 14, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)

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Author Salman Rushdie's latest book, The Golden House, is fiction but draws its inspiration from real-life events. The book, focusing on the wealthy Golden family, is framed by the presidency of Barack Obama and features an unconventional presidential run by a comic book supervillain.

Salman Rushdie's conversation with Tom Power about his latest book will be featured as a q Facebook Live chat.

— Produced by Chris Trowbridge