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Salman Rushdie’s greatest Twitter hits

We pick the author's best 140-character works

By Simran Bhalla  September 30th, 2015

Salman Rushdie might enjoy Twitter more than any other writer. He frequently baits trolls and engages with fans, and, occasionally, comments on pop culture. We picked our favourite barbs:

He keeps up with the Kardashians; in 2011 he tweeted about Kim Kardashian’s divorce (in limerick form!):


He’s one of those internet grammar and spelling pedants:

His comment on David Cameron’s pig pal:

On his late friend, the great Saul Bellow:

Despite what Jonathan Franzen might say about it, he’s not above self-promotion:

Don’t bother giving him writing advice, though.

He’s okay with being a prolific tweeter.

However, he thinks you should eventually get off the internet and read an actual book.

You may also want to read: Jonathan Franzen on his new book Purity