Salman Rushdie March 18, 2002

Salman Rushdie is among the few most highly acclaimed writers of our time. His books include Grimus, Midnight’s Children, Shame, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, the highly controversial work, The Satanic Verses, and his recent novel, Fury. In this conversation he will offer some initial observations, then respond to questions first from a panel of discussants and then from the audience. The conversation will address how the world has changed since September 11 but will be in a larger sense literary, focusing on Mr. Rushdie’s writing and on that of others.