Salman Rushdie comes to the UK in October

Join English PEN to celebrate the PEN/Pinter Prize 2014 awarded to Salman Rushdie.  He will be appearing at two events in the UK in October.

Thursday 9 October
The PEN/ Pinter Prize 2014
British Library Conference Centre, London
Book tickets

Salman Rushdie will be presented with the prize at this event . A limited edition booklet of his acceptance speech will be published by Faber and Faber and copies will be available for the audience.  Ian McEwan will introduce the prize ceremony and actor Satya Bhabha will read from Midnight’s Children.

Friday 10 October
Salman Rushdie in conversation with Kirsty Wark
The Times Forum, The Times/ Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival

Friday 10 October
Book tickets

English PEN established the PEN/Pinter Prize  in 2009  in memory of Nobel-laureate playwright Harold Pinter. The prize is awarded annually to a British writer or writer resident in Britain of outstanding literary merit, who, in the words of Harold Pinter’s Nobel Literature Prize speech, casts an ‘unflinching, unswerving gaze upon the world’ and shows a ‘fierce intellectual determination…to define the real truth of our lives and our societies.’ Salman Rushdie was selected by this year’s judges Michael BillingtonSimon JenkinsKamila ShamsieAntonia Fraser and President of English PEN and Chair of Judges, Maureen Freely.

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