Salman Rushdie to present newest novel at Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn BookBeat

August 30, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Author Salman Rushdie will be at BPL’s Central branch on Sept. 7 to present his new book. Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) will host Salman Rushdie on Sept. 7 to discuss his highly anticipated and timely new novel with writer Colum McCann. “The Golden House” marks Rushdie’s triumphant and exciting return to realism as he recounts the past eight years of American politics. The book will examine the rise of the Tea Party, Gamergate and identity politics; the backlash against political correctness; and the insurgence of a ruthlessly ambitious, narcissistic, media-savvy villain sporting make-up and colored hair, reports BPL. The result is a modern epic set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture, a story of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention — a powerful novel told with the daring and panache that make Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age.

The event kicks off BPL’s fall season, which features a dynamic lineup of free, thought-provoking events, including a new BPL-commissioned lecture series that asks cultural leaders from around the world to share their thoughts on the important role of libraries in society, as well as talks and readings with internationally acclaimed authors timed to the release of their new books, among many others.

The event will take place at the Central branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza, from 8-9:30 p.m. For more information, visit bklynlibrary.org.

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