Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times
Revisiting the West Hollywood neighborhood that was his home in the early 2000s, novelist Salman Rushdie pauses at the Kings Road Cafe. He wrote "Shalimar the Clown" while living on Kings Road. Visiting L.A. to promote his new novel, "The Enchantress of Florence," Rushdie enjoys relative anonymity here. No paparazzi hordes, as he encounters elsewhere. "You know, they want Lindsay Lohan -- they don't want me," he says.