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Salman Rushdie reads excerpts from his new book “Knife” [Video]

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Author Salman Rushdie spent years in hiding after Iran’s leader Ayatollah Khomeini called for his assassination in 1989, declaring Rushdie’s novel, “The Satanic Verses,” blasphemous and an insult to Islam. After 10 years Rushdie came out of hiding and moved to the United States, where he felt safe. Then, on Aug. 12, 2022, at a literary festival in Chautauqua, New York, he was attacked by a knife-wielding assailant. Rushdie was stabbed 15 times and nearly died. He lost his right eye in the attack. He has come to terms with the attempt on his life the only way he knows: by writing about it in his new book. “Knife” comes out this week.

Rushdie read several excerpts from “Knife” for 60 Minutes.

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“I would answer violence with art,” says author Salman Rushdie. He initially didn’t want to write his new book “Knife” about the attack, but he felt he needed to own what happened, refusing to …

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