About the Event
Join us for an evening with one of the most important and original thinkers of our times, Sir Salman Rushdie.
Salman Rushdie, internationally bestselling author and ‘Best of the Booker’ winner, is a storyteller of the highest order, illuminating truths about our society and culture through his dazzling prose. Best known as a novelist, he is also a compelling essayist and on May 26 he comes to Intelligence Squared to talk about the ideas in his latest collection of nonfiction, Languages of Truth. In conversation with cultural critic Shahidha Bari, Rushdie will share with us his personal encounters, on the page and in person, with storytellers from Shakespeare and Cervantes to Philip Roth and Toni Morrison. We will hear his thoughts on Christopher Hitchens and the American Right, Osama Bin Laden and Pakistan, and on the role of artists, intellectuals and ordinary citizens in fighting for freedom of speech and thought. Above all, we will hear about Rushdie’s lifelong love for language and stories.
Join us for an evening with one of the most important and original thinkers of our times as he explores the creative lines that join art and life.