Vermont Reads 2015Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Salman Rushdie in Burlington
The bestselling author of Midnight’s Children and 2015 Vermont Reads book Haroun and the Sea of Stories spoke about the importance of storytelling on January 14, 2015 at the University of Vermont. Rushdie’s talk was a First Wednesday event, presented with the Office of the President, University of Vermont. The event was covered widely in the press.
Vermont Public Radio
- Listen to and read Mitch Wertlieb’s Vermont Public Radio interview with Salman Rushdie.
- Listen to Salman Rushdie’s talk on Vermont Public Radio.
Other coverage of Salman Rushdie’s visit to Vermont
- Burlington Free Press front cover story: “Rushdie, at UVM, champions French satirists” by Joel Banner Baird, January 15, 2015
- “Salman Rushdie, threatened over book, defends free speech” by Wilson Ring, Associated Press, January 15, 2015 (This story was picked up throughout the United States and overseas.)
- “Renowned author reflects on Paris terror attack at UVM” by Alex Apple, WCAX, January 14, 2015