The book burners
You have more time to read Boyd Tonkin in the Independent, inviting a number of writers to reflect on the fatwa, including Hanif Kureishi, Lionel Shriver and Suhayl Saadi.
Also read: "If you think you've had a bad Valentine's day" in The Badger; Article XIX on freedom of expression (pdf); the Index on Censorship blog; Yasmin Alibhai-Brown with a different perspective.
P.S. To lower the tone, here is Rushdie with his latest "long-stemmed glamazon", Pia Glenn.