“The news that Rushdie, who has been planning to give his account since the 1990s, is finally writing about the ‘fatwa years’ is a major event. This could be the most significant literary memoir of the 21st century.” – The Times
The internationally celebrated writer tells the extraordinary tale of his years driven underground by an Islamist death threat against him for his work The Satanic Verses, one of 11 novels he has published. Rushdie’s memoir, titled Joseph Anton (his alias during his years in hiding), is a work of exceptional frankness and honesty. It is compelling, provocative, moving, and of vital importance….because what happened to Rushdie was the “first act of a drama that is still unfolding somewhere in the world every day.” Don’t miss hearing from him.
BOOK: Joseph Anton: A Memoir ($30 hardcover). For each 1 - 2 tickets sold, the purchase of a book voucher is required. Book vouchers will be redeemed on the night of the event for a signed copy of Rushdie’s memoir. Tickets & vouchers NOT available online, call or come by the box office.
About Writers on a New England Stage:
Each literary evening features an author presentation followed by an onstage interview with Virginia Prescott, host of New Hampshire Public Radio’s “Word of Mouth”. Live music performed by the award-winning house band Dreadnaught. Shows are rebroadcast on NH Public Radio. Companion bookstore: RiverRun in Portsmouth