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PEN World Voices: Amartya Sen in Conversation with Salman Rushdie

April 30, 2006

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World Voices caps a rich day of programming at LIVE from the New York Public Library with a conversation between Festival Chair Salman Rushdie and his compatriot Amartya Sen, who will turn around the cultural telescope and question some cherished orthodoxies regarding multiculturalism, identity politics and liberal values.

This event is co-sponsored by PEN American Center in association with PEN World Voices, The New York Festival of International Literature.





About Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen was born in West Bengal in 1933. He received the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work in welfare economics in 1998 and the Bharat Ratna in 1999. Sen currently teaches at Harvard University. His most recent book is The Argumentative Indian.


About Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay, India in 1947. He has served as Vice-President, Member Trustee-at-Large, and President of PEN American Center. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Booker Prize, the "Booker of Bookers," and the Whitbread Prize. His books include Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Fury, and Shalimar the Clown.