The British writer, a refugee in the United States, was violently stabbed on Friday during a public meeting in Chautauqua, New York.
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The news is reassuring. The writer Salman Rushdie, 75, stabbed several times on Friday at the Chautauqua cultural center (State of New York, United States), is “on the road to recovery”announced Sunday, August 14, his agent Andrew Wylie, quoted by American media.
He is no longer on life support and “the road to recovery has begun”said Wylie in a press release sent in particular to the washington post. “The injuries are serious, but his condition is moving in the right direction”added the agent.
Threatened with death since a “fatwa” from Iran in 1989, a year after the publication of his book satanic versesthe naturalized British American writer was stabbed a dozen times on Friday in New York State (northeastern United States) by a 24-year-old American, Hadi Matar.
In a statement posted on Twitter, his son, Zafar Rushdie, said the family is “very relieved” that the writer is no longer on life support. Despite the severity of the injuries, “His sense of humor is intact”. “We are very grateful to the people in the audience who bravely came to his aid and gave him first aid”the statement said.
— Zafar Rushdie (@ZafRushdie) August 14, 2022