- Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston co-founded the blog Jack and Jill Politics. He served as Director of Digital for The Onion before launching Cultivated Wit, a comedy/technology start-up. His first book, How to be Black, was a New York Times bestseller.
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Salman Rushdie on writing, inspired by The Tin Drum. Reading from a bookshop in Cambridge where he bought his copy aged 20. (Excerpt from Granta 15, Spring 1985, p180). #StandwithSalman @PENamerica