Salman Rushdie’s Book Tour Rolls Through Google

Salman Rushdie’s lat­est book, The Enchantress of Flo­rence: A Nov­el, has hit the streets. And it comes just three years after his last one, Shal­i­mar the Clown, which makes him a good deal more pro­lif­ic than many of his con­tem­po­raries. (A piece in The Guardian — The Great Amer­i­can Pause — notes that many cel­e­brat­ed nov­el­ists have been pub­lish­ing books a bit more leisure­ly, often once every 10, 12 or even 20 years.) Dur­ing his book tour last week, Rushdie trav­eled to Google’s HQ, where, among oth­er things, he talked about how he used Google and oth­er online tools to do the his­tor­i­cal research for The Enchantress of Flo­rence. The talk runs a good 70 min­utes, and it takes you through the process that brought his work from con­cept to real­i­ty. Watch the video below.

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