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      August 27, 2019

      Tuesday   7:00 PM - 12:00 AM

      Broad Street
      Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ

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      An Evening with Salman Rushdie

      Waterstones are pleased to support this exclusive Guardian Live event, and have a limited number of tickets to sell to our customers.One of the most celebrated novelists writing today,Salman Rushdiewill join us for a conversation about his new Man Booker-longlisted Don Quixote-inspired epic novel,Quichotte.In this modern day retelling, ageing travelling salesmanQuichottefalls in love with a TV star and sets off with his (imaginary) son, Sancho, on a wild road trip across America to prove himself worthy of her hand. Don Quixote is the touchstone, but Rushdie also draws on Ulysses and science fiction to paint a portrait of a society on the verge of collapse.The novel has made the Man Booker longlist, described by judges as "a picaresque tour-de-force of contemporary America, with all its alarms and craziness. Rushdie conjures a celebration of storytelling and language that will delight lovers of Cervantes, lovers of daytime television and lovers of life."Rushdie's early novels, including Shame and The Moor's Last Sigh, earned him a reputation as a fearless and irreverent writer of postcolonial fiction.His magical realist masterpieceMidnights Childrenwas awarded the Booker Prize and the Best of Booker prize, and in 2007 he received a knighthood for services to literature. Quichotte is the third in a series of novels (folowing Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights and The Golden House) which examine contemporary America, from the perspective of the immigrant.This event is produced in association withVintage Live.Standard tickets are 15, but Waterstones customers can purchase them here for 12 (subject to availability) or 30 with a copy of Quichotte(RRP 20).Running time: 90 minutes, no interval.Wheelchair users and visitors who require an assistant may bring a companion free of charge. To book a free companion ticket please emailguardianlive.events@theguardian.comhttps://membership.theguardian.com/event/an-evening-with-salman-rushdie-64412641946

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