Author Salman Rushdie has agreed to join the faculty of Emory University as a writer-in-residence, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, and as part of the deal, Rushdie's papers will be permanently housed at the University. "Rushdie's appointment and the addition of his works are a huge coup for Emory, which has intensely focused on building and broadening its literary collections in recent years."
"Rushdie's archives include his private journals detailing life under the fatwa - the edict that sentenced him to death - as well as personal correspondence, notebooks, photographs and manuscripts of all of his writings, the university said in a statement. Among the writings are two early unpublished novels."
Emory's president told the media that the Rushdie materials will begin arriving shortly and will be given priority in processing and cataloging to provide speedy public access.