Support Local Journalism. Donate to Detroit Metro Times.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Award-winning author Salman Rushdie visits Ann Arbor with a fresh take on ‘Don Quixote’

Staff Pick

Posted By on Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 3:11 PM

click to enlarge SCREENGRAB / YOUTUBE
  • Screengrab / YouTube

Award-winning novelist Salman Rushdie is no stranger to magical realism, nor scrutiny of his use of magical realism. His 1981 sophomore novel Midnight’s Children won the Booker Prize (and later was twice recognized as the best ever winner of the Booker Prize), and his subsequent works created another type of stir — especially 1988’s The Satanic Verses, which caused an upset in the Muslim world, with several countries banning the book, and the then-supreme leader of Iran issuing a fatwa on Rushdie. For his latest work, the 72-year-old former copywriter-turned-prolific author turned to Cervantes’ Don Quixote for Quichotte — a cerebral reimagining of the 17th-century tale for modern times. Hosted by Ann Arbor’s Literati Bookstore, Rushdie will be joined in conversation by PBS Books’ Rich Fahle. Tickets include a pre-signed hardcover copy of Quichotte.

Event begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, at Rackham Auditorium; 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor; 734-585-5567; Tickets are $30.

Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.

Tags: , , , ,

We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, Metro Times has been keeping Detroit informed for years.

It’s never been more important to support local news sources. A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.

If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to Metro Times. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.

Related Locations

Read the Digital Print Issue

March 25, 2020


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit