VIRTUAL EVENT: Salman Rushdie in conversation with Suleika Jaouad

A graphic with Salman Rushie in conversation with Suleika Jaouad, sponsored by Random House and PEN American, showing the covers of their books: Knife: Meditations After An Attempted Murder and Between Two Kingdoms


Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 8:00 pm EST 

Random House & Flyleaf Books present Salman Rushdie in conversation with Suleika Jaouad for a special online event to launch Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder on Vimeo.

**Your ticket includes admission to this exclusive online event and a hardcover copy of Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder ($28 retail price), as well as sales tax and handling fees. Additional shipping fees will be applied if you choose to have your book mailed to you. You may additionally purchase Jaouad's memoir Between Two Kingdoms. For more information and FAQs visit our Eventbrite page!

Please contact Flyleaf Books at info@flyleafbooks.com with any questions. We can’t wait to see you there!**


Random House Publishing Group and PEN America are proud to present internationally renowned writer, free speech advocate, and Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie in conversation with Suleika Jaouad, the New York Times bestselling author of Between Two Kingdoms, founder of 'The Isolation Journals', and subject of the Netflix documentary American Symphony. Rushdie’s new memoir, Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder, is a gripping account of surviving an attempt on his life 30 years after the fatwa was ordered against him. In unforgettable detail, Rushdie is speaking out for the first time about the traumatic events of August 12, 2022. Join us on Tuesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. ET on Vimeo for an intimate conversation as they discuss life, loss, love, the power of art, and finding the strength to keep going—and stand up again. The event will feature an audience Q&A and a closing note from PEN America.

You will have the opportunity to submit a question when registering for the event and may see it answered during the conversation. Please submit your questions no later than March 25.

Please note: this event will be prerecorded, and you will be viewing its only broadcast.


Salman Rushdie is the author of fifteen novels—Luka and the Fire of Life; Grimus; Midnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker); Shame; The Satanic Verses; Haroun and the Sea of Stories; The Moor’s Last Sigh; The Ground Beneath Her Feet; Fury; Shalimar the Clown; The Enchantress of Florence; Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Nights; The Golden House; Quichotte (which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize); and Victory City—and one collection of short stories: East, West. He has also published five works of nonfiction—The Jaguar Smile; Imaginary Homelands; Step Across This Line; Joseph Anton; and Languages of Truth—and coedited two anthologies, Mirrorwork and Best American Short Stories 2008. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of PEN American Center, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature.

Suleika Jaouad wrote the Emmy Award–winning New York Times column 'Life, Interrupted'. Her essays and feature stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine and Vogue and on NPR. She is also the creator of 'The Isolation Journals', a global project cultivating creativity and community during challenging times. Between Two Kingdoms is her first book.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 8:00pm
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Virtual