PEN Out Loud: Salman Rushdie and Marlon James
Salman Rushdie joins us this fall to celebrate the release of his newest novel, Quichotte. Quichotte is a dazzling, modern take on Don Quixote by a literary master, at once an homage and a unique work of art. Rushdie will be joined in conversation by Man Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James (Black Leopard, Red Wolf), to read from his work, and discuss his literary interpretation of a classic and the accompanying satirical commentary on our modern age of alternative facts.
Presented in collaboration with Strand Book Store.
Salman 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 nonfiction—Joseph Anton, The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, and Step Across This Line—and coedited 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 America, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature.
Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. His novel A Brief History of Seven Killings was the winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, the American Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize for Fiction. He is also the author of the novels John Crow’s Devil, The Book of Night Women, and, most recently, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the first installment of the Dark Star Trilogy.