Salman Rushdie Is on Twitter

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: Salman Rushdie attends a Spring Evening to Benefit the New Growth Partnership at Urban Zen on May 17, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images) Photo: Donna Ward/2011 Getty Images

As of this week, novelist Salman Rushdie has officially joined Twitter, and he is shaping up to be almost as prolific as Alec Baldwin. Eight tweets in the last hour! Twenty-two in the last day! Rushdie is rubbing shoulders with exactly whom you would expect him to — Margaret Atwood, Mia Farrow, and his scrabble partner Kylie Minogue (so maybe not whom you would expect?) — and, when not replying to people, he is tweeting appropriately novelistic content: "Agreed, 'perfection' an illusion. I prefer #RandallJarrell: A novel is a long piece of writing that has sthg wrong with it"; "Today we move on from ontological questions"; and "Who's your publisher?" [SalmanRushdie1/Twitter via Guardian UK]