Salman Rushdie: Satanic Verses 'would not be published today'
17 September 2012 Last updated at 23:59 BST
Sir Salman Rushdie has said he does not think his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses would be published today because of a climate of "fear and nervousness".
The writer said the banning of his book in many countries and the subsequent threats on his life had created a "long-term chilling effect".
Will Gompertz reports.