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Rushdie discusses newly-released book with students

Rushdie signs copies of “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Days”

Claudia Chen and Sophie Call

October 27, 2015

On Oct. 22, world-famous author Salman Rushdie came to Staples to discuss his latest book, “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights,” with AP Literature students. This highly-anticipated event was organized through The Westport Library as part of its annual Malloy Lecture in the Arts serie...

Rushdie’s wit calms community apprehension

Salman Rushdie spoke in front of approximately 950 people in the auditorium, and he also spoke to several AP Literature classes in the Staples Library beforehand.

Becky Hoving, News Editor

October 25, 2015

When Salman Rushdie took the podium in Staples’ very own auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, everyone at the event, from the attendees to the surplus of security, was put at ease by Rushdie’s witty humor, despite the apprehensions felt by the community earlier that day. “I’m sorry you’ve had a bit of a fuss about my arriving,” Rushdie joked, an o...

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