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Salman Rushdie If you’re looking for the author of Midnight’s Children these days, you’ll likely find him in a heated debate on Twitter. He’s a vocal defender of freedom of expression, most recently regarding the boycott of PEN’s Charlie Hebdo award, which earned him comparisons to Voltaire. He’s also known for squabbles with other writers, famously telling Jonathan Franzen, who criticised Rushdie’s use of Twitter, to enjoy his ivory tower. His quick wit and satisfying unrestraint are what Twitter was made for, and it’s a combination that earns double points on the internet. … [Read more...] about 10 authors who excel on the internet