One of the more fortifying aspects of writing is understanding how writers write.
This man is so brilliant!
If you are watching it, do, DO see it until the end.
Later on in the interview, Salman Rushdie talks of how he wrote 'Haroun and the Sea of Stories' for his ten year old son. When he gave it to his son to read and asked him for feedback, his son replied, "Some people might get bored. It doesn't have enough jump in it." Rushdie regards this as one of the finest editorial comments he's received.
He is just...in so many, many ways...just...you know...immense!