Meeting Salman Rushdie on the Toronto Island Ferry

No really. Oddest thing. He was on the ferry in the morning (arriving in Toronto from New York) and then again in the afternoon (leaving). We weren’t sharing flights. (for those who don’t know Toronto, the city has a second airport just offshore on an island in Lake Ontario.) He was in town checking in on the editing of the film version of Midnight’s Children, directed by Deepa Mehta.¬†And I wasn’t stalking him. No really. I wasn’t. I told him what I did on Twitter and told him about my novel and we wished me “good luck with that” and he smiled and I noticed he had soft hands. Salman Rushdie wrote a crazy funny limerick about the Kardashian divorce on his Twitter feed. Pop culture explosion!

Behind us, a photo of Marilyn Bell, the first person to swim across Lake Ontario. I mean, why not?

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