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Salman Rushdie to Give Talk at Emory

Salman Rushdie will discuss his latest book, "Joseph Anton: A Memoir," at Emory University on Nov. 4.

Salman Rushdie, University Distinguished Professor at Emory University, will discuss his latest book, “Joseph Anton: A Memoir” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at Glenn Memorial Auditorium.

Tickets are required and are available at www.emory.edu/events/rushdie. A minimum of 500 free tickets is available for Emory faculty, staff and students, limit two per person. A waitlist will be available once the ticket allotment is exhausted.

For the public, a limited number of autographed copies of “Joseph Anton: A Memoir” may be purchased through Emory’s Barnes & Noble bookstore via a special link on the ticket website. These copies include a free ticket to the event. Autographed copies are $30 (list price), and will be available for pickup at the Nov. 4event. Purchasers will receive a ticket and sales receipt by mail. Both are required to receive an autographed book and for event admission.

Members of the public who wish to attend the event but do not wish to purchase an autographed copy of the book can sign up for a waitlist for the remaining free tickets. The author will not be available to sign additional books or items at the event.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of our time, Rushdie won critical acclaim for his second novel, “Midnight’s Children,” and worldwide fame after Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran called for his death following the publication of “The Satanic Verses” in 1988. In “Joseph Anton: A Memoir,” Rushdie writes for the first time about his years in hiding during the fatwa.

As University Distinguished Professor, Rushdie spends time each year on Emory's campus teaching, presenting public lectures and engaging with the academic community. Rushdie’s formal affiliation with Emory began in 2006, when he was named Distinguished Writer in Residence and placed his archive at the university. Rushdie has said that having his archive organized and housed at Emory’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL) allowed him to write his memoir.

In 2010, Rushdie’s archive at Emory opened to the public for the first time. The archive encompasses not only the author’s manuscripts, drawings, journals, letters and photographs, but also an array of digital materials, including several computers, which hold the complete digital environments in which Rushdie produced his work.

-Emory University contributed to this report

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