Salman Rushdie continues with Emory

Emory University announced Wednesday that renowned writer Salman Rushdie will continue with the college for another five years and take on more duties.

As a University Distinguished Professor, Rushdie will teach additional courses and work with more faculty. His annual campus lecture will continue.

For the past five years he was a Distinguished Writer in Residence and spent about five weeks on campus teaching, advising students and participating in other activities.

Rushdie won the prestigious Booker Prize for his novel "Midnight's Children" and is considered a world literature master.