Salman Rushdie tells of Hollywood’s phoniness and Trump’s best box

Hay festival crowd hears about TV and film industry ‘bullshit’ and hanging with the Donald

The world of literature has its own level of phoniness, Salman Rushdie has admitted, but it is nothing compared with the wild insincerity levels of film and television. “Believe nothing,” he said.

In an entertaining interview at the Hay literary festival in Wales Rushdie revealed the bruising experience he had with the US TV company Showtime, which approached him seven years ago to write a series.

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