Author Salman Rushdie comes to the Hudson Valley

Author Salman Rushdie will appear in conversation with WAMC’s Joe Donahue at Bard College Sept. 10.

Rushdie will be promoting his latest novel, Quichotte, expected Sept. 3. Tickets to the event include a copy of the novel.

The Sept. 10 event is a collaboration between Oblong Books & Music and The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College. It will begin at 7 p.m. and take place in the Fisher Center’s Sosnoff Theatre.


Pre-sale tickets for are now available to Oblong subscribers for $38. They go on sale to the general public June 26.

Here’s the description of the the novel provided with the event announcement:

Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television, who falls in impossible love with a TV star. Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where “Anything-Can-Happen.” Meanwhile, his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own. Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirize the culture of his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse.