Salman Rushdie talks to James Naughtie at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
One of the most significant writers of our age, Salman Rushdie joined the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival for the worldwide launch of his epic novel Quichotte. The book has since been hailed as the author 'at his best' by countless critics; it was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and has become a New York Times bestseller. Veering from wildly comic to heartbreaking, Rushdie's Quichotte is a playful retelling of Don Quixote, set in present day USA. Ageing salesman Quichotte embarks on a quest for love in his Chevy Cruze, driving with his imaginary son Sancho through a country on the brink of moral collapse. In this event, filmed live, the author talks to well-known BBC broadcaster and journalist James Naughtie, who is a former Chair of the Man Booker Prize judges. Simply unmissable.