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"Public Events, Private Lives: Literature and Politics in the Modern World"

Salman Rushdie


February 16
Salomon 101, Main Green
5:30pm

Famed author Salman Rushdie will give a public lecture at Brown on "Public Events, Private Lives: Literature and Politics in the Modern World."

Sir Salman Rushdie has influenced a generation of writers and received a Queen's Knighthood for "services to literature." He stands as both a pop culture icon and one of the most thought-provoking proponents for free speech today. Recently, Foreign Policy named him one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world.

Rushdie's novels include Midnight's Children, for which he received the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker; The Satanic Verses; The Moor's Last Sigh; The Ground Beneath Her Feet and The Enchantress of Florence. Rushdie has served for two years as president of The PEN American Center, the world's oldest human rights organization.

Limited seating; please arrive early. This event will be simulcast in Salomon 001 for overflow audiences.

To read the Brown Daily Herald article, click here.

To read the Providence Journal article, click here.