Salman Rushdie, author of 10 novels and 10 books of nonfiction and winner of the Man Booker Prize, the James Joyce Award, and many other honors, will be in St. Paul in late July. Rushdie's visit, sponsored by the nonprofit literary journal Rain Taxi Review of Books, will be at 7 p.m. July 27 in Kagan Commons at Macalester College. Tickets are $20 and will include an autographed copy of his latest novel, "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights." (Star Tribune review is here.)
Tickets can be purchased online here.
Rushdie is perhaps best known for his 1988 novel "The Satanic Verses," which raised furor in the Islamic world for its depiction of Mohammad. In 1989, Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling for Rushdie's assassination; Rushdie lived in hiding, with protection, for many years.
Rushdie now lives in New York City.