Kevin Blankinship is a professor of Arabic at Brigham Young University. In addition to scholarship and teaching, he reviews books for general audiences, writes commentary about Middle Eastern culture, and works as a freelance translator. You can read his work at The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Marginalia, and Bridges.
Rushdie’s Deal with the Devil
Thirty years on from the release of "The Satanic Verses," Kevin Blankinship considers the Rushdie Affair and how it overshadowed the author's novel....