Rushdie at Dalkey!
We are delighted to announce that Salman Rushdie, Booker prize winner and champion for the freedom of speech, will be coming to Dalkey this year.
Rushdie is the author of eleven novels including The Satanic Verses and Midnight’s Children (which was awarded the Booker Prize in 1981 and, in 1993, was judged to be the “Booker of Bookers,” the best novel to have won that prize in its first twenty-five years).
On 14 February 1989, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been ‘sentenced to death’ by the Ayatollah Khomeini. Despite or maybe because of this, Salman has remained an unforgiving supporter of the freedom of expression. He remains a much sought after guest for literary festivals worldwide and we are honored to be able to give you the chance to hear him in person here, at Dalkey.
This is one that will sell out fast, so book your tickets here to make sure you are not disappointed. It promises to be an extraordinary event.
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In the meantime have a look at the last four years of The Dalkey Book Festival through the videos below.