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April 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Virtual Evening with Salman Rushdie and Suleika Jaouad

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Books & Books

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Date:
April 16
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Online

The Books & Books Literary Foundation, Miami Book Fair, Random House Publishing Group and PEN America are proud to present internationally renowned writer, free speech advocate, and Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie in conversation with Suleika Jaouad, the New York Times bestselling author of Between Two Kingdoms, founder of The Isolation Journals, and subject of the Netflix documentary American Symphony.

 


The Books & Books Literary Foundation, Miami Book Fair, Random House Publishing Group, and PEN America present…

A VIRTUAL EVENING WITH SALMAN RUSHDIE

in conversation with

Suleika Jaouad

Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder

(Random House, $28.00) 

Tuesday, April 16th| 8 PM

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Rushdie’s new memoir, Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder, is a gripping account of surviving an attempt on his life 30 years after the fatwa was ordered against him. In unforgettable detail, Rushdie is speaking out for the first time about the traumatic events of
August 12, 2022.

Join us on Tuesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. ET on Vimeo for an intimate conversation as they discuss life, loss, love, the power of art, and finding the strength to keep going—and stand up again.The event will feature an audience Q&A and a closing note from PEN America. You will have theopportunity to submit a question when registering for the event and may see it answered during the conversation. Please submit your questions no later than March 25. Please note: this event will be prerecorded, and you will be viewing its only broadcast.


About the Book:

From internationally renowned writer and Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie, a searing, deeply personal account of enduring—and surviving—an attempt on his life thirty years after the fatwa that was ordered against him

Speaking out for the first time, and in unforgettable detail, about the traumatic events of August 12, 2022, Salman Rushdie answers violence with art, and reminds us of the power of words to make sense of the unthinkable. Knife is a gripping, intimate, and ultimately life-affirming meditation on life, loss, love, art—and finding the strength to stand up again.


About the Author:

Salman Rushdie is the author of fifteen novels—Luka and the Fire of LifeGrimusMidnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker); ShameThe Satanic VersesHaroun and the Sea of StoriesThe Moor’s Last SighThe Ground Beneath Her FeetFuryShalimar the ClownThe Enchantress of FlorenceTwo Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight NightsThe Golden House; Quichotte (which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize); and Victory City—and one collection of short stories: East, West. He has also published five works of nonfiction—The Jaguar SmileImaginary HomelandsStep Across This LineJoseph Anton; and Languages of Truth—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 American Center, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature.

About the Moderator:

Suleika Jaouad wrote the Emmy Award–winning New York Times column Life, Interrupted. Her essays and feature stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine and Vogue and on NPR. She is also the creator of the Isolation Journals, a global project cultivating creativity and community during challenging times. Between Two Kingdoms is her first book.