Salman Rushdie Embraces Magical Realism in New Novel

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Salman Rushdie's new novel "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights" draws from Arab and Eastern folk tales to spin a love story that spans from the 12th century to present-day New York City. Along the way, he introduces us to princesses, capricious creatures called djin and other fantastical characters. We'll discuss the book, which has been called "a great blaze" of a novel, and we'll hear from Rushdie on his life post-fatwa and why he thinks magical realism is a good way to get at the truth.


Salman Rushdie, novelist, essayist and author, most recently, of "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights"