Third Annual Philip Roth Lecture Features Sir Salman Rushdie
I was very honored to meet Sir Salman Rushdie September 27, 2018 at the Newark Public Library. Sir Rushdie was chosen by Philip Roth prior to his passing to speak at the Third Annual Philip Roth Lecture. Over 300 people were in attendance. Thank you to so many who were able to attend and thank you to my fantastic staff who made it a truly special evening!
Salman Rushdie is the author of 13 novels including Midnight’s Children, winner of the 1981 Booker Prize and Best of the Booker in 2008, The Satanic Verses, and most recently, The Golden House. He is also the author of a book of stories, East, West, and four works of non-fiction, including his memoir Joseph Anton.
In honor of Rushdie’s 2018 Philip Roth Lecture at the Newark Public Library on September 27, Audible is offering a free download of Midnight’s Children to all attendees.
The Philip Roth Lecture Committee
Adam Gopnik, journalist and staff writer at The New Yorker
Nicole Krauss, novelist
David Remnick, Editor in Chief of The New Yorker
Benjamin Taylor, author, most recently, of The Hue and Cry at Our House
Rosemary Steinbaum, NPL Board Representative
Jeffrey Trzeciak, Director, NPL
(Sir Salman Rushdie with Jeffrey Trzeciak, Director of Newark Public Library)
Congratulations to all of the NPL staff who made it happen!
See also: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/newark/articles/renowned-author-salman-rushdie-points-to-power-of-prose-at-philip-roth-lecture
About the Author
A distinguished librarian, Mr. Jeffrey Trzeciak has spent his entire career in urban library settings and joins the Library from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as University Librarian. Over- the course of his 30-year career, marked by innovation and collaboration, Jeffrey has been a champion of civil rights and social justice, particularly in the African American, Hispanic and LGBTQ communities.