NABOKV-L post 0015619, Fri, 26 Oct 2007 08:46:27 -0400

Salman Rushdie trips down memory lane ...
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Oct. 23, 2007

Bombs, bands and birds recalled as novelist Salman Rushdie trips down memory lane

By George Lowery

Novelist Salman Rushdie knew how to win over the standing-room-only audience in Uris Auditorium Oct. 18: By paying tribute to Cornell writers. First he described himself as a "Pynchonista," having dined (once) with Thomas Pynchon '59. Then he said he reveres Vladimir Nabokov "and one can only hope to be worthy of his shade."

Lindsay France/University Photography

Salman Rushdie chats with English chair Molly Hite before taking the Uris Auditorium stage.

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The Creative Writing Reading Series is sponsored by two anonymous Cornell alumni. The next event features William Kennedy, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium.

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