Public Event, Private Lives: Literature + Politics in the Modern World

Sir Salman Rushdie is one of the most celebrated authors of our time— of any time. A brilliant provocateur, he's penned a handful of classic novels, 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.  The author of 12 novels, a book of stories and four works of non-fiction, Rushdie’s works have been translated into more than 40 languages. He has received numerous awards, including the U.K.’s Booker Prize for Fiction for his novel, Midnight’s Children (Jonathan Cape, 1981). In 1993, it won the “Booker of the Bookers,” and in 2008, it was voted the “Best of Booker.” He received knighthood status in England in 2007 for services to literature.  Not available online. Available for viewing in Special Collections only.


Production Date: 
Thursday, February 18, 2016