Salman Rushdie asks questions from our audience, following Ian McEwan and Martin Amis’ reading at 92Y on July 22. Photograph by Nancy Crampton. (Full video soon!)
VIDEO: After Martin Amis and Ian McEwan read from their latest novels at 92Y on Monday night, they took questions from the audience and Salman Rushdie.
“…the literary equivalent of a concert by the Three Tenors — or perhaps a friendlier version of the Yalta conference,” wrote The New York Times, “with three longtime allies jostling to carve up whatever territory might still be controlled by big-dude British literary novelists of a certain age.” The evening “included wry and often unprintable reminiscences about 1970s London literary life and the trio’s late and still-lamented friend Christopher Hitchens.”
Salman Rushdie reads from Joseph Anton, October 11, 2012 at 92Y
In this clip, he reads a part about his father, Anis Ahmed. “Anis was a godless man,” he began, “still a shocking statement to make in The United States, though an unexceptional one in Europe, and an incomprehensible idea in much of the rest of the world where the thought of not believing is hard even to formulate. “
Watch the clip for more.
If you don’t get the print version of the New York Times, here’s a view of the front page of today’s Arts section with a story on literary lions, many who are appearing at 92Y this fall, including Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, Tom Wolfe, Junot Diaz, Barbara Kingsolver, Bob Woodward and Jeffrey Toobin.
And if you turn a couple pages, you’ll see a full-page ad announcing our new season of talks, readings and concerts. Big names like Geoffrey Rush (tonight!), Stephen Colbert, Jack Black, Alicia Keys, Diane von Furstenberg, Cyndi Lauper, Wyclef Jean, Lang Lang, András Schiff and much more. Many events have discounted pricing for anyone 35 and under.