Dunham, Rushdie among big names at New Yorker fest

October 9, 2012 • Entertainment

This Oct. 7, 2012 photo released by The New Yorker Festival shows author Salman Rushdie during The New Yorker Festival in New York. (AP Photo/The New Yorker Festival, Todd France)

NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago, not many people had heard of Lena Dunham.

This year, in a sign of her stunningly swift path to major fame, the young creator and star of HBO’s “Girls” was one of the top draws of the weekend’s New Yorker Festival, the annual gathering where fans of the magazine flock to hear their favorite authors, actors, directors, artists, and politicians interviewed, of course, by their favorite New Yorker writers.

Dunham, 26, whose appearance sold out in the first 20 minutes that tickets went on sale this year, was interviewed by New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum on Login to read more

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