Salman Rushdie’s “Joseph Anton”: a Death Warrant, Secret Police and 9 Years in Hiding

Christiane Amanpour
Around the World

Author Salman Rushdie's newest work is "Joseph Anton." It's a memoir of the nine years he spent in hiding after Iran's spiritual leader, the Ayatollah Khomeini, issued a death warrant against him in 1989, accusing Rushdie of blasphemy in his novel "The Satanic Verses."

Salman Rushdie talks to Christiane Amanpour about daily life under police protection, the loss of spontaneity and why it took him 23 years to write about living under a fatwa.