‘Are You With Me?’ Author Reading: Kevin Boyle’s defense of Salman Rushdie


Our Tuesday stop on our ‘Are You With Me?’ virtual book tour is a video reading by author Mike Chinoy.

The excerpt describes one of the “world’s greatest organised protests” which Kevin Boyle lead in defense of Salman Rushdie after the fatwā was issued against him in 1989. Initially 1,000 writers and intellectuals from across the globe signed a letter defending the publication of Rushdie’s Satanic Verses. The signatures rose to 12,000 over the next few months. This action put Kevin and the lives of his colleagues at Article 19 at risk.

To hear more about this remarkable man, you can purchase Are You With Me? Kevin Boyle and the Rise of the Human Rights Movement as an ebook for Kindle here and Kobo here.

You can also purchase a copy from our own website or from independent bookshops like Orders will be processed once current restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 are lifted.

‘Are You With Me?’ by Mike Chinoy: Kevin Boyle’s defense of Salman Rushdie from Lilliput Press on Vimeo.