The book marks the first time Rushdie has written about the years he spent in hiding after Iran's supreme religious leader called for his death as a result of his work.
The Emory event is Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Glenn Memorial Auditorium. The general public can register online through Emory for a limited number of free tickets or get admission by purchasing an autographed copy of the book at Emory's Barnes and Noble bookstore.
The British novelist gained worldwide fame in 1989 when Ayatollah Khomeini called for his execution after Rushdie wrote "The Satanic Verses." Khomeini accused Rushdie of blasphemy against Islam.
Emory houses Rushdie's archives.