Salman Rushdie - Joseph Anton: A Memoir


PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for tonight's event are currently available by phone until 3pm. Please call (415) 927-0960, ext. 1 to reserve a ticket. After 3pm, tickets will only be available at Dominican University, starting at 6pm.

Tickets $35 (includes a signed book) 

Salman Rushdie discusses Joseph Anton: A Memoir ($30.00). In 1989, the Indian-born writer received a telephone call from a journalist who told him he had been "sentenced to death" by Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini. It was the first time Rushdie, a British resident, had heard the word "fatwa." His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses. Long anticipated, this new memoir tells of his life under a sentence of death.

Joseph Anton is the extraordinary story of how a writer (under the name made from the first names of two favorite writers) was forced underground, moving from safe house to safe house and always with the constant presence of police protection. Compelling, provocative, and moving, Joseph Anton is a book of exceptional frankness, honesty, and vital importance.

Salman Rushdie's books, from Midnight's Children (for which he won the Booker Prize as well as the Best of the Booker) to The Satanic Verses, have been read around the world. Recent works - like Haroun and the Sea of Stories and The Moor's Last Sigh - have enhanced his reputation as one of our most important contemporary writers.

Location: 
Street:
Dominican University of California
Additional:
Angelico Hall, 50 Acacia Avenue
City:
San Rafael
,
Province:
California
Postal Code:
94901
Country:
United States
$30.00
ISBN-13: 9780812992786
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Random House, 9/2012



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