A Conversation with Salman Rushdie

Please join us for a Conversation with Salman Rushdie. This event is presented as part of the 2020 Lannan Center Lecture Sequence: "Power & Language." Hosted by NPR/BBC anchor Razia Iqbal.

Salman Rushdie is the author of fourteen novels, most recently QuichotteThe Golden Houseand Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights. His book Midnight’s Children was awarded the Booker Prize in 1981 and the Best of the Booker in 2008. His books have been translated into over forty languages. A Fellow of the British Royal Society of Literature, Rushdie has received, among other honors, the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel (twice), the Writers’ Guild Award, the European Union’s Aristeion Prize for Literature, and a U.S. National Arts Award. In 2008, he became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was named a Library Lion of the New York Public Library. He holds honorary doctorates and fellowships at six European and six American universities, is an Honorary Professor in the Humanities at M.I.T, and University Distinguished Professor at Emory University. Currently, Rushdie is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.

Thursday, March 26 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Gaston Hall, Gaston Hall
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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Academic Events, Special Events, Student Events, Social Justice


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public


Georgetown College, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Asian Studies, Comparative Literature Program, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, English, Journalism Program, Program on Justice and Peace, Linguistics, Philosophy, Lannan Center




Free and open to the public.

English Graduate Student Association (EGSA), Georgetown Refugee Action, Graduate Linguistics Students Association (GLSA), Creative Writing Club

The Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice

Open to the public and the press?


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Patricia Guzman

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Patricia Guzman

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