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Salman Rushdie CANCELLED

Monday 18th May 2020

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Please be advised that this event has been cancelled as Mr. Rushdie has been advised to abstain from non-essential travel. Read more here


Join Salman Rushdie in conversation to mark both the paperback release of his Booker Prize nominated Quichotte, and the life and work of the internationally acclaimed novelist and essayist. 

Quichotte’s tragicomic tale deals with father-son relationships, sibling quarrels, racism, the opioid crisis, cyber-spies, and the end of the world. In one of three exclusive dates around in Ireland and the UK, he will discuss the novel described as a ‘modern masterpiece’ alongside his outstanding career as one of the world’s most celebrated storytellers.

Rushdie is the author of thirteen previous novels: Grimus, Midnight's Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and The Sea of Stories, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, Luka and the Fire of Life, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, and The Golden House, and one collection of short stories: East, West.

He has also published four works of non-fiction: Joseph Anton, The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, and Step Across This Line, and co-edited two anthologies: Mirrorwork and Best American Short Stories 2008. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of PEN American Center, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to Literature.

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