Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Slammin' Salman

Tonight I went to Salman Rushdie's reading of his just-published Luka and the Fire of Life. I'll have a full report up tomorrow, but I thought I'd share a little anecdote.

After his speech and Q&A session, Rushdie did a signing. Along with three books, I also had my sketchbook in hand, that he could sign the drawing I had done during his speech.

Slightly egotistical, perhaps. The handler certainly thought so. "This guy wants you to admire his sketch and maybe sign it," he said, sliding it over.

Rushdie's response: "It looks like Lenin!"

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