Distributed February 25, 2002
News Service Contact: Mary Jo Curtis
Salman Rushdie to speak at Brown University February 27
The Brown University Student Lecture Board will present “A Conversation with Salman Rushdie” Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at 8 p.m. in Alumnae Hall, 194 Meeting St. Seating is limited. Some seating has been reserved for press who make arrangements in advance.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Brown University Student Lecture Board will host internationally noted author Salman Rushdie Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at 8 p.m. in Alumnae Hall. (Doors open at 7:30.) The program, titled “A Conversation with Salman Rushdie,” will feature a dialogue between Rushdie and novelist Robert Coover, adjunct professor of English at Brown. A question and answer session will follow. Seating is limited, and Brown ID holders will be given priority.
Editors: Fifteen seats will be reserved for press. Reporters planning to cover the event should contact Mary Jo Curtis at the News Service (401-863-2476; News Service@brown.edu). Rushdie will not be available for interviews.
The Indian-born British novelist is the author of The Ground Beneath Her (1999), Midnight’s Children (1981) and The Moor’s Last Sigh (1995), among others. He gained notoriety with the publication of The Satanic Verses (1988), which was banned in several Islamic countries and prompted Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to issue a death order against him. Rushdie subsequently spent several years in hiding. Coover, a pioneer in online literature and hypertext, is the author of Ghost Town and Briar Rose.