An Evening with Salman Rushdie
Join us on Thursday 29th August for an exploration of the life and work of one of the most celebrated writers of our times, Salman Rushdie.
The Light, London
Thursday 29th August, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
- Book Launch
- In Conversation
- Questions & Answers
About the Event
Salman Rushdie is one of the world’s greatest storytellers. His acclaimed book Midnight's Children has been voted the Booker Prize’s ‘Best of the Booker’ twice, and has sold over one million copies in the UK alone. He influenced an entire generation of Anglo-Indian writers and sparked a revolution in postcolonial literature with his distinctive magical realist style and depictions of the South Asian diaspora.
Now, he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage, in partnership with Vintage Live, to discuss his career, his life and his new novel Quichotte with the BBC’s Razia Iqbal. Inspired by Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, the book is a wild ride through modern America — a society on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse — and examines racism, father–son relationships, the opioid crisis, cyber-spies, and the end of the world.
About the Book
In a tour-de-force that is both an homage to an immortal work of literature and a modern masterpiece about the quest for love and family, Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie has created a dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age.