Books

Author visit: Salman Rushdie

When: Thu., Sept. 12, 7 p.m. 2019

Award-winning novelist Salman Rushdie is no stranger to magical realism, nor scrutiny of his use of magical realism. His sophomore 1981 novel Midnight’s Children won the Booker Prize (later, twice winning the award for Best Booker Prize winner), and his subsequent works created another type of stir — especially 1988’s The Satanic Verses, which caused an upset in the Muslim world, with several countries banning the book, and the then-Supreme Leader of Iran issued a fatwa on Rushdie. For his latest work, the 72-year-old former copywriter-turned-prolific author turned to Cervantes’ Don Quixote, for Quichotte — a cerebral reimagining of the 17th-century tale for modern times. Hosted by Ann Arbor’s Literati Bookstore, Rushdie will be joined in conversation of PBS Books’ Rich Fahle. Tickets include a pre-signed hardcover copy of Quichotte.

Price: $30