International bestselling author Salman Rushdie comes to Cambridge on 28 August to discuss his life in writing, on the day before his new novel is released.
Quichotte, inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ classic Don Quixote, follows an ageing travelling salesman who falls in love with a TV star. He sets off to drive across America on a quest to prove his worth. Rushdie’s tragicomic tale is set in a deranged time and covers father-son relationships, sibling quarrels, racism, drugs and, wait for it… the end of the world.
The Man Booker prize winner has written 14 novels and is best known for Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses. He will be in conversation with acclaimed award-winning author Elif Shafak at Cambridge Union from 6.30pm.
The event is one of Cambridge Literary Festival’s occasional stand-alone events, separate from their three-day winter and spring festivals. Tickets are £12.