Salman Rushdie wants to teach you how to tell a story.
The award-winning author of Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses is partnering with MasterClass, the educational streaming service announced in a news release. Rushdie will teach a class that lets students “explore their innate storytelling ability to write and tell the stories they are meant to tell.”
“I’ve always been fascinated with the universality of storytelling and how shared human experiences unite us all, no matter where we are in the world,” Rushdie said. “In my MasterClass, I hope I can help members transition to the other side of the page and reach new heights creatively with their writing.”
Rushdie is one of the world’s most famous novelists. His Midnight’s Children was twice named the best of all Booker Prize winners, and he has won the PEN Pinter Prize and the Golden PEN Award. His most recent book, Quichotte, was published in 2019.
MasterClass CEO David Rogier praised Rushdie’s writing as “magical.”
“In his MasterClass, Salman discusses the seminal works that have influenced him, providing all writers—even those just starting to put pen to paper—lessons in how to harness the power of words,” Rogier said.
Rushdie is one of several writers to teach a course via MasterClass. Others include Margaret Atwood, Judy Blume, Dan Brown, Walter Mosley, and Joyce Carol Oates.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.