Two Years, Eight Months, And Twenty-Eight Nights

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A Conversation with Salman Rushdie and Maaza Mengiste
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Thursday, October 27, 2016
7:00 PM
IN ENGLISH. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO RSVP NECESSARY.
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A Conversation with Salman Rushdie and Maaza Mengiste

Join internationally acclaimed author Salman Rushdie and novelist Maaza Mengiste as they discuss Rushdie’s last novel Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, just out in France with Actes Sud.

From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is a breathtaking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling. Join us for a conversation between Rushdie and author Maaza Mengiste on this new novel.

In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

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Salman Rushdie is the author of many novels including Grimus, Midnight’s Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown and The Enchantress of Florence. He has also published works of non-fiction including Joseph Anton – A Memoir, The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz and Step Across This Line.
He has received many awards for his writing including the European Union’s Aristeion Prize for Literature. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. In 1993 Midnight’s Children was judged to be the ‘Booker of Bookers’, the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first 25 years. In June 2007 he received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. He is the co-editor of Mirrorwork, an anthology of contemporary Indian writing, and of the 2008 Best American Short Stories Anthology.

Maaza Mengiste is a novelist and essayist. Her debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, was selected by the Guardian as one of the 10 best contemporary African books and named one of the best books of 2010 by Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe and other publications. Her fiction and nonfiction can be found in The New Yorker, Granta, The Guardian, the New York Times, BBC Radio,and Lettre International, among other places. She was the 2013 Puterbaugh Fellow and a Runner-up for the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Both her fiction and nonfiction examine the individual lives at stake during migration, war, and exile, and consider the intersections of photography and violence. She was a writer on the social-activist documentary film, GIRL RISING, which features the voices of actors such as Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, and Cate Blanchett. She currently serves on the boards of Words Without Borders and Warscapes. Her second novel, The Shadow King, is forthcoming.

Thursday, October 27, 2016
7:00 PM
IN ENGLISH. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO RSVP NECESSARY.
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