Salman Rushdie joins English PEN and The London Library to mark our anniversaries and celebrate 40 years since the publication of his trailblazing, bestselling, two-time Best of Booker-winning novel, Midnight’s Children.
He’ll discuss the inspiration and genesis of the magical realist classic, an allegorical tale about Indian Independence, which sparked a revolution in post-colonial literature. He’ll speak about his remarkable body of work since, about literature, freedom of expression and the role The London Library and English PEN have played in his writing life.
In partnership with The London Library as part of The London Library Lit Fest which celebrates the library’s 180th anniversary.
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