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An evening with Salman Rushdie

Guardian Live

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 from 19:00 to 20:30 (BST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
Standard ticket   more info 27 Aug 2019 £15.00 £1.28
Concessions   more info 27 Aug 2019 £12.00 £1.15
Standard ticket plus book 27 Aug 2019 £30.00 £1.97
Concessions plus book 27 Aug 2019 £27.00 £1.84
* Prices include VAT

Event Details

One of the most celebrated novelists writing today, Salman Rushdie will join us for a conversation about his new Booker-longlisted Don Quixote-inspired epic novel, Quichotte.

In this modern day retelling, ageing travelling salesman Quichotte falls 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 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 masterpiece Midnight’s Children was 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 with Vintage Live.

Standard tickets are £15, 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 email

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The Sheldonian Theatre
Broad St
OX1 3AZ Oxford
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 from 19:00 to 20:30 (BST)

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