A Dangerous Time For Writers

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“If your task is to push out the boundaries, and open up the universe, you cannot do that by sitting safely in the middle of the room. If you want to push out the borders, you have to actually go to the borders and push against them. You have to go to the edge and of course the edge is not without its risks because there are people there who do not want the universe opened some more and in fact would prefer it shut down considerably. And they’re often people of considerable power and ruthlessness.”

Salman Rushdie on why now, more than ever, is a dangerous time to be a writer.


Michael Berger is a barely-published writer and book-seller living in San Francisco. He is one of the founding Corsairs of the Iron Garters Bike Club and is currently pursuing a degree in applied pataphysics. He sometimes eats oatmeal for dinner. More from this author →