Salman Rushdie

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Salman Rushdie will not promote new novel after attack
Author will not appear at launch events for Victory City, his first book since he lost the use of one eye and one hand after being stabbed, his agent has confirmed

Sarah Shaffi

31, Jan, 2023 @4:27 PM

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Met police urged to prosecute Iranian accused of backing Rushdie fatwa
Officers are reviewing a dossier accusing Sayed Ataollah Mohajerani, who lives in London, of encouraging terrorism

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

30, Jan, 2023 @5:15 PM

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Victory City by Salman Rushdie review – a knotty chronicle of intra-dynastic rivalry
The author’s new novel – a retelling of a fictitious Sanskrit verse saga – employs a kind of autopilot postmodernism, and lacks the verbal gusto of his early works

Anthony Cummins

29, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Joanne Harris sees off vote to oust her from Society of Authors role
Novelist said ‘rationality has prevailed’ after resolution to unseat her as chair was comprehensively defeated

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent and Harry Taylor

17, Nov, 2022 @8:07 PM

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Salman Rushdie has lost sight in one eye and use of one hand, says agent
Full extent of injuries from ‘brutal attack’ on Satanic Verses author in New York state in August revealed

Sam Jones in Madrid

23, Oct, 2022 @10:53 AM

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British Library to host Salman Rushdie celebration event
Writers including Hanif Kureishi, Monica Ali and Nigella Lawson will gather in London to share readings and reflections two months after the author was attacked on stage

Sarah Shaffi

10, Oct, 2022 @1:27 PM

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Nobel prize in literature 2022: French author Annie Ernaux announced as winner – as it happened
French writer wins for ‘courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory’

Lucy Knight and Sarah Shaffi

06, Oct, 2022 @11:35 AM

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Salman Rushdie among favourites for this year’s Nobel prize for literature
The novelist, who was stabbed earlier this year as he was about to give a public lecture, is highly placed by bookmakers to win this year’s award

Sarah Shaffi

04, Oct, 2022 @3:09 PM

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Ian McEwan on ageing, legacy and the attack on his friend Salman Rushdie: ‘It’s beyond the edge of human cruelty’
The author’s new novel explores how global events shape individual lives – but nothing prepared him for this ‘dark moment’

Lisa Allardice

03, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Leïla Slimani: ‘Attack on Salman Rushdie shows why we must not censor ourselves’
The bestselling author fears she too could be a target but says terrorists cannot be allowed to win

Miranda Bryant

28, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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UK sales of The Satanic Verses surge after Rushdie stabbing
Publisher Vintage has ordered a reprint following rush to buy the 1988 novel in the wake of the attack on the author earlier this month

Sarah Shaffi

23, Aug, 2022 @3:54 PM

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Poison pens: leading writers call for overhaul of UK’s Society of Authors
Literary world riven by conflict as trade union is accused of inappropriately taking sides in culture war

Vanessa Thorpe Arts & media correspondent

21, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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