Recorded: Wed, Jan 29, 2014
at Eat, Drink & Be Literary at BAMcafe
Moderated by Deborah Treisman
Presented by the National Book Foundation and Brooklyn Academy of Music
“In Salman Rushdie, India has produced a glittering novelist—one with startling imaginative and intellectual resources, a master of perpetual storytelling.” —The New Yorker
Salman Rushdie is the acclaimed author of 11 novels, including Grimus, Shame, The Satanic Verses, and Midnight’s Children, which was awarded the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker. Rushdie has also received the European Union’s Aristeion Prize for Literature, among other awards, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the president of the PEN World Voices International Literary Festival, which he helped create, and was knighted for services to literature. Rushdie’s books have been translated into more than 40 languages. He lives in Manhattan.