Rushdie, who has collaborated on songs with Bono of U2, said in a statement that he looked forward to discussing "life, art and rock 'n' roll" with Smith.
Salman Rushdie, Patti Smith to make joint appearance Dec. 4. →
"From Orpheus to Faiz, song & poetry have been closely linked. Dylan is the brilliant inheritor of the bardic tradition. Great choice," said Mr. Rushdie.
Bob Dylan's Nobel prize sets off literature debate →