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Salman Rushdie in Conversation

Salman Rushdie with Erica Wagner

Saturday 23 May 7:00PM

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Premieres on 23 May at 7pm, on Charleston’s YouTube channel

Salman Rushdie returns to Charleston Festival to discuss his life and work with writer and editor Erica Wagner.

Rushdie’s latest novel is ‘Quichotte’, an epic  for the modern age set in the contemporary US. Just as Cervantes wrote ‘Don Quixote’ to satirise the culture of his time, so Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse told with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of Rushdie’s work.

Salman Rushdie has received many awards for his writing, including the European Union’s Aristeion Prize for Literature. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 2008, ‘Midnight’s Children’ was judged to be the ‘Best of the Booker’, the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first 40 years.

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Supported by Hurstpierpoint College

Photo: Salman Rushdie © Rachel Eliza Griffiths