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Inspiration Of The Year: Sir Salman Rushdie
This time last September, Rushdie found himself presenting a GQ Men Of The Year award to his friends U2, talking about meeting Bono during the Achtung Baby tour. This time around one of Britain's most controversial novelists finds himself on the podium. Never hesitant to speak out, Rushdie has shown again why he remains a remarkable literary voice - whether speaking out on American national security, debating press censorship at literary or having a casual pop at Kim Kardashian's nuptials on Twitter, he's still one of the most incisive voices out there. However, Rushdie's biggest triumphs of 2012 are still to come: firstly, director Deepa Mehta will adapt his classic novel Midnight's Children for the big screen this autumn and secondly this year's most eagerly anticipated literary memoir, Joseph Anton, the story of Rushdie's decade in hiding following the fatwa, will be unveiled in September. As vital and provocative as ever.
He says: "After presenting an award last year, it's nice to be on the receiving end!"