Location: Moody Performance Hall
In conversation with author Jaina Sanga
Internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie delivers Quichotte, a dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age—a tour de force that is as much an homage to an immortal work of literature as it is to the quest for love and family.
Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman who falls impossibly in love with a television star. He sets off with his imaginary son Sancho on a picaresque quest across America to prove himself worthy of her hand. Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirize the culture of his time, Rushdie uses his trademark storytelling magic to take the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse, rendering a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction.
Salman Rushdie is the author of 13 previous novels, including Midnight’s Children, for which he won the Booker Prize and Best of the Booker; one collection of short stories; and four works of nonfiction, and has co-edited two anthologies. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is currently 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.
“A glittering novelist—one with startling imaginative and intellectual resources, a master of perpetual storytelling.”
—The New Yorker
Hardcover book included
VIP Experience (limited quantity) Includes reserved front section seating and a signed hardcover copy of Quichotte,
Public: $80 Member: $70
One ticket + one book:
Public: $60 Member/Educator: $55 Student: $50
Two tickets + one book:
Public: $80 Member/Educator: $75 Student: $70There will not be a book signing following this event.