Fane announces Salman Rushdie tour

Fane announces Salman Rushdie tour

Salman Rushdie is touring the UK and Ireland to celebrate the paperback release of his 2019 Booker Prize-nominated novel Quichotte and to discuss his life and work.

The three-date tour will cover the National Concert Hall Dublin on 18th May, Manchester HOME on 19th May and London's Alexandra Palace on 23rd May.

Quichotte (Jonathan Cape) is about a television-obsessed salesman who falls in "impossible love" with a TV star and sets off across America to prove worthy of her hand, according to the synopsis published on Penguin's website. The paperback will publish on 7th May 2020.

Rushdie is the author of 14 novels including the Booker Prize and Best of the Booker-winning Midnight’s Children and one collection of short stories. He has also published four works of non-fiction and co-edited two anthologies, including Best American Short Stories 2008. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters, a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University, a former president at PEN America Centre and was knighted in 2007 for services to literature.

Tickets for "An Evening with Salman Rushdie" in London and Manchester go on sale Monday 17th February 2020 at noon, available from www.fane.co.uk.