Event 260

Margaret Atwood, Elif Shafak and Douglas Stuart talk to Alex Clark

Salman Rushdie Panel: Victory City

Baillie Gifford Stage

One of Britain’s greatest living storytellers, Salman Rushdie is back with a magical realist feminist tale in Victory City, a novel presented as an abridged translation of a fictitious and previously lost Sanskrit verse saga. The novel’s final line, “words are the only victors”, seems more relevant than ever following a brutal attack on Rushdie in 2022, which left him injured. Three of his friends and admirers – novelists Margaret Atwood, Elif Shafak and Douglas Stuart – speak to journalist and editor Alex Clark about the power of Rushdie’s storytelling and celebrate the wonder of Victory City.

Salman Rushdie will join this event in a pre recorded digital interview with Alex Clark.
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