Renowned India-born author Salman Rushdie is going to write a memoir on his 2022 stabbing in New York. The book titled ‘Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder’ will be published on April 16, 2024, announced the book publisher Penguin Random House on Wednesday.
The near-fatal knife attack on him in August 2022 completely damaged one of his eyes.
The Booker Prize-winning author was stabbed up to 10 times by the suspect Hadi Matar.
The injuries from the attack also resulted in damage to his liver and a paralysed hand caused by nerve damage to his arm.
“This was a necessary book for me to write: a way to take charge of what happened, and to answer violence with art,” Rushdie said in a statement, as reported by NYT.
Rushdie released a new novel, ‘Victory City’, nearly six months after his stabbing attack.
Rushdie lives a life under the threat of violence after the publication of his novel ‘The Satanic Verses’. After the release of this book, the supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa in 1989 calling for Rushdie’s death.