Twenty years after the Iranian leadership declared a death sentence on Salman Rushdie, fellow novelist Ian McEwan reveals that he sheltered the writer in a house in the English countryside. In a long profile of McEwan in the New Yorker, the novelist describes how the pair listened to news of the Rushdie fatwa on the radio after the publication of The Satanic Verses. But Rushdie didn't linger. "He had to move on," McEwan says. "Terrible time for him."