After struggling to verify his account, Salman Rushdie made his grand entrance to the Twitterverse this week. Aside from revealing a new short story, "A Globe of Heaven," 140 characters at a time (hashtagged #AGlobeOfHeaven), and offering advice to aspiring writers, the Booker Prize winner shared his sports affiliations and talked trash about Scrabble opponents.
We find it refreshing that his commentary on weightier issues like the Troy Davis trial is sprinkled with Yeats quotes and Dostoyevsky factoids, adding historical context to a sometimes transient social platform.
Here are some of Rushdie's most thought-provoking and entertaining tweets.
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