According to messages broadcast last night on Twitter, Salman Rushdie, the British Indian novelist and essayist whose second novel, Midnight’s Children, won the Booker Prize, will make the presentation of PEN New England’s first annual Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award to Leonard Cohen today at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
First, about 12 hours ago, was this tweet:
What are your favorite Leonard Cohen lines? I’m presenting him with a PEN Award for Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence in Boston tomorrow
It was followed a few hours later by this:
salmanrushdie Salman Rushdie
Thanks for the amazing array of favorite Leonard Cohen lines! Very helpful, and the size of your response shows how beloved his work is.