A few things that Salman Rushdie, the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s 2009 Carl Sandburg Literary Award winner, had to say in conversation with Booklist associate editor Donna Seaman at the Harold Washington Library Center this afternoon:

On why people may or may not like his books:
“The things that people who like your books like are the same things that people who don’t like your books don’t like. … At this point, I think, I don’t care.”