Armistead Maupin, Roz Chast, Alice Kaplan and Dennis Lehane round out the bill.
Salman Rushdie, who spent nine years in hiding after the Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against him for publication of "The Satanic Verses," will headline the next season of the Pen Pals lecture series.
Other guests include mystery writer Dennis Lehane, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, Minnesota native Alice Kaplan, who has written a number of books about France, and "Tales of the City" author Armistead Maupin.
All lectures will take place at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Main St., Hopkins. Cost for the series -- a fund-raiser for the Friends of Hennepin County Library -- is $160. Cost for individual tickets is $40.
Subscription tickets will go on sale May 14 by phone (612-543-8112) and online at www.supporthclib.org. Individual tickets will go on sale June 25.
Here's the lineup: