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Salman Rushdie lost sight in one eye following attack, agent…

Salman Rushdie lost sight in one eye and the use of one hand following an attack on stage at a literary event in western New York in August, his agent said. Andrew Wylie, who represents literary giants such as Saul Bellow and Roberto Bolano, described the extent of the injuries…

Organisers funded Shehan Karunatilaka’s flight to collect Booker prize

The organisers of the Booker prize have funded this year's winner Shehan Karunatilaka's flight to the UK to pick up the coveted prize, according to a media report. The Booker Prize Foundation extended financial support to the Sri Lankan writer to travel to Britain for the ceremony, The Times reported.…

Attack on Salman Rushdie forced Booker Prize winner Shehan Karunatilaka…

Sri Lankan’s award-winning writer Shehan Karunatilaka said the recent stabbing of celebrated author Salman Rushdie forced him into “self-censoring”. Karunatilaka, whose novel The Seven Moons Of Maali Almeida won the Booker Prize, said he chose to exclude a couple of his short stories from a book which was being published…

JK Rowling on her decision to skip Harry Potter reunion…

Author JK Rowling has finally opened up about her absence from the "Harry Potter" reunion special, saying she made a conscious decision to skip it. In an interview Saturday as part of Graham Norton's Radio Show Podcast, Rowling addressed the rumours claiming she wasn't invited for the 20th anniversary reunion…

Rise of India’s soft power

EARLIER this year, talking about her love of books, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, revealed that Vikram Seth is her favourite author. She said of her trips to India: “I’ve been lucky enough to see a lot of these wonderful old manuscripts and these illustrated books, you know, these ancient,…

Writers, friends gather in support of Salman Rushdie, read from…

A week after author Salman Rushdie was stabbed onstage at a literary event, writers and friends of the Mumbai-born author gathered at the New York Public Library here and read from his works, expressing their solidarity with him and his relentless advocacy for free expression. Literary and advocacy group PEN…

Salman Rushdie attack suspect pleads not guilty to attempted murder,…

The man accused of stabbing novelist Salman Rushdie last week in western New York pleaded not guilty to second-degree attempted murder and assault charges on Thursday and was held without bail. Hadi Matar, 24, is accused of wounding Rushdie, 75, on Friday just before the "The Satanic Verses" author was…

Rushdie attacker says ‘surprised’ author survived

The New Jersey man accused of stabbing Salman Rushdie told the New York Post in an interview published Wednesday that he was "surprised" the author had survived the attack. "When I heard he survived, I was surprised, I guess," Hadi Matar, 24, told the tabloid, which said they held a…

Writers to read from Salman Rushdie’s works in solidarity event…

Hundreds of writers, including the Booker Prize-winning Indian author Kiran Desai, will converge on New York on Friday to express solidarity with novelist Salman Rushdie who was stabbed in the city last week. They will read from Rushdie’s works on the steps of the New York Public Library, in an…

Salman Rushdie ‘pulling through’ after stabbing ‘nightmare’, says ex-wife Padma…

Padma Lakshmi, TV personality and former wife of Indian author Salman Rushdie, said that Rushdie is pulling through after Friday's nightmare and hoped that he heals swiftly following the stabbing incident that shocked the world. In a tweet, Padma Lakshmi wrote, "Relieved Salman Rushdie is pulling through after Friday's nightmare.…

Iran denies link with Rushdie’s attacker, blames writer

Iran on Monday denied any link with the attacker of British author Salman Rushdie but blamed the writer himself for "insulting" Islam in the novel "The Satanic Verses". "We categorically deny" any link with the attack and "no one has the right to accuse the Islamic Republic of Iran," said…

Mother of Salman Rushdie’s alleged attacker expresses disbelief that her…

Silvana Fardos, mother of Hadi Matar, 24 who is accused of repeatedly stabbing Indian-born-British author, Sir Salman Rushdie in western New York State on Friday morning as he prepared to give a lecture, told the MailOnline in an interview that her outgoing American-raised son turned moody and introverted after he…

Rushdie family ‘relieved’ he is off ventilator: son

The family of Salman Rushdie are "extremely relieved" he has been taken off a ventilator following his stabbing, and the British author has retained his "defiant sense of humour", his son said on Sunday. "We are extremely relieved that yesterday he was taken off the ventilator and additional oxygen and…

JK Rowling receives death threat after condemning attack on Salman…

Renowned writer JK Rowling received an online death threat after condemning the attack on Indian-born novelist Salman Rushdie, prompting Police Scotland to investigate the matter. Soon after the news broke of the attempt on Rushdie’s life in New York on Friday, the Harry Potter author tweeted, “Feeling very sick right…

Salman Rushdie off ventilator and able to talk

Salman Rushdie has been taken off a ventilator and was able to talk, a day after the Mumbai-born author was stabbed, in what US authorities said was a "targeted, unprovoked, preplanned" attack.Rushdie, who faced Islamist death threats for years after writing "The Satanic Verses", was stabbed by a 24-year-old New…

Rushdie attack a ‘wake-up call’ on Iran, says UK PM…

Rishi Sunak, one of two candidates seeking to become Britain's next prime minister, said Friday's attack on author Salman Rushdie should serve as a wake-up call to the West over Iran, the Sunday Telegraph reported.Indian-born author Rushdie, who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him over…

Salman Rushdie stabbing: Kangana Ranaut condemns ‘appaling act by Jihadis’

Attack on author Salman Rushdie has evoked widespread condemnation from people across the world. Like many, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut also took to social media to express anger over the shocking incident. Salman Rushdie was stabbed in the neck and abdomen at a literary event in New York, US, on…

Hadi Matar: All about the 24-year-old man who stabbed Salman…

The 24-year-old man detained in connection with the stabbing of Mumbai-born controversial author Salman Rushdie was sympathetic to "Shia extremism" and the causes of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, according to a media report. Rushdie, who faced Islamist death threats for years after writing "The Satanic Verses", was stabbed on…

‘Bravo to this courageous and duty-conscious man’: Iran conservative media…

Iranian ultra-conservative newspaper Kayhan on Saturday (13) hailed the man who stabbed British author Salman Rushdie -- the target of a 1989 Iranian fatwa calling for his death. Rushdie was on a ventilator after the attack during a literary event in New York state on Friday, more than 30 years…

Salman Rushdie on ventilator, likely to lose an eye, liver…

Salman Rushdie was on a ventilator with a damaged liver and may lose one of his eyes after the Mumbai-born controversial author was stabbed in the neck and abdomen by a man on stage at a literary event in upstate New York. Rushdie, who faced Islamist death threats for years…

‘This appalling attack represents an assault on freedom of thought…

Renowned author Salman Rushdie who faced death threats from Iran because of his novel "The Satanic Verses", was attacked in New York State on Friday morning during a lecture has left literary figures and public officials in shock. Here are reactions to Friday's attack on novelist Salman Rushdie: SUZANNE NOSSEL,…

Salman Rushdie stabbed in neck at event in western New…

British author Salman Rushdie, whose writings made him the target of Iranian death threats that forced him into hiding, was attacked on stage Friday (12) in western New York state. Video footage posted on social media showed people rushing to his aid after he was attacked at the event in…

Sir Salman Rushdie heads list of British Asians recognised in…

Author Sir Salman Rushdie and cricketer Moeen Ali are among a number of British Asians honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List published on Wednesday (1). With doctors, politicians, educators, authors, community leaders and philanthropists among the 13.3 per cent of recipients coming from an ethnic minority background, this list showcases…

Why Asian artists must take up portrait painting

THIS year’s annual exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painting, with over 200 works on display, drives home that this is a genre where British Asian artists appear to be missing out. There are a few, to be sure, such as Shanti Panchal, Suman Kaur and Akash Bhatt but…

Salman Rushdie to return to India for his next novel

Salman Rushdie’s next novel is likely to be set entirely in India and for that, he may return for a while to the country of his birth, the celebrated British-American author revealed at the Times Lit Fest on Sunday. “The last ten years I have mostly written these western-based novels,…

Hamied portrait unveiled in Cambridge college

Christ's honours pharma boss Yusuf for his global humanitarian work A PORTRAIT of Yusuf Hamied, boss of the Indian pharma company, Cipla, has been unveiled at Christ’s, his old Cambridge college, in recognition of all his work as “a truly global representative of humanitarianism at its best”. Other than Amartya…

My top 10 books – Neema Shah

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters: Set in Victorian London and focusing on the world of petty thieves, this historical crime novel is one of my favourite books of all time. Sarah Waters’ story explores women’s social history, but it’s also a compelling page-turner with some of the best twists in literature.…

Cold war: The Le Carré and Rushdie feud

By Amit Roy WARM tributes were paid to the British espionage writer John le Carré, author of such Cold War spy classics as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, who died last Saturday (12), aged 89. What was slightly overlooked was the feud…

Debutant author Avni Doshi on her Booker Prize shortlisted novel

by LAUREN CODLING BOOKER PRIZE nominated author Avni Doshi has described the reaction to her debut novel as “something she had never dreamed of” – although she admitted the “hard” struggle of dealing with criticism. Doshi’s Burnt Sugar is a fictional account of the relationship between a mother and daughter…

Shalin Bhanot bags Vishal Bhardwaj’s Midnight’s Children

Popular television actor Shalin Bhanot, who was last seen in Colors’ supernatural revenge drama Naagin 4, is rumoured to have added a high-profile project to his repertoire. Buzz has it that the talented actor has been finalised to play a pivotal role in acclaimed filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj’s next project. The…

Rushdie, Atwood call on Modi to restore critic’s citizenship

Top prize winners Margaret Atwood, Orhan Pamuk and JM Coetzee led more than 250 literary and journalist luminaries who called Thursday (14) on India's prime minister Narendra Modi to revoke an order stripping writer Aatish Taseer of his "overseas citizenship". Salman Rushdie and leading Indian writer Amitav Ghosh also signed…

Indian authors make it to BBC’s 100 ‘Novels That Shaped…

RENOWNED Indian authors RK Narayan, Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie and Vikram Seth are among 100 writers featured in a list of the “most inspiring novels” chosen by a panel of experts and revealed by the BBC. From classics to contemporary, the list has 10 categories including identity, love, sex and…

Booker judges honor Atwood, Evaristo with rare double prize

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo jointly won the 2019 Booker Prize on Monday (14) after judges “flout” the rules by declaring a tie. British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie’s tragicomic Quichotte was among the six books shortlisted for the prize. The Booker rules say the prize must not be divided, but…

The life and times of a master storyteller

CELEBRATED WRITER HANIF KUREISHI ON HIS JOURNEY AND REVISITING A LANDMARK STORY by MITA MISTRY Acclaimed writer Hanif Kureishi has left a permanent mark on the literary landscape. But more than being a great writer, the creative genius smashed glass ceilings and inspired a generation with boundary-breaking work that includes his…

Atwood, Rushdie shortlisted for Booker Prize

TWO previous winners, Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie, were shortlisted on Tuesday (3) for the Booker Prize for the best English-language fiction to be awarded in October. Canadian author Atwood has been nominated to the six-person list for The Testaments, her hotly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid's Tale due out…

Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood in 2019 Booker longlist

BRITISH INDIAN novelist Salman Rushdie’s yet-to-be-published novel Quichotte has made it to the longlist of this year’s Booker Prize. Rushdie has earlier won the Booker in 1981 for Midnight’s Children. Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, who had earlier bagged the award in 2000 for Blind Assassins, is another former winner on…

Sujoy Ghosh’s Typewriter set to premiere on Netflix

After Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwani, Sujoy Ghosh is the next well-established Bollywood filmmaker who is set to venture into the world of digital content. The director, who recently delivered one of the biggest hits of his career in the form of Badla (2019), is stepping into the web-space with…

Eight award-winning literary works that captivated the world

by ASJAD NAZIR Authors with a strong South Asian connection have won prestigious literary prizes over the years and in the process inspired countless others to follow in their giant footsteps. They have also left literary works that have become a part of history and permanently imprinted on the minds…

Iran: The untold story

by Amit Roy IF THERE is a country other than Britain or India that has shaped my life, it has been Iran, where I was sent as a young reporter on my first foreign assignment by The Daily Telegraph. My tin trunk with press releases, newspaper clippings, maps, telex messages,…

‘I don’t want to hide’ says Salman Rushdie, 30 years…

After decades spent in the shadow of a death sentence pronounced by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Salman Rushdie is quietly defiant. "I don't want to live hidden away," he told AFP during a visit to Paris. The novelist's life changed forever on February 14, 1989, when Iran's spiritual leader ordered Rushdie's…

Indian titles part of obscene books shelf

by Amit Roy Oxford University’s world renowned Bodleian Library has revealed it has been collecting books considered “too sexually explicit” for ordinary users of the library for well over a century. On the list of 3,000 once restricted books are several Indian titles, among them the Kama Sutra by Vatsyayana…

‘Kaul was the voice of Asians’

by AMIT ROY FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES PAY TRIBUTE TO BROADCAST ICON WARM tributes have been paid to the pioneering broadcaster Mahendra Kaul, who passed away in London last Wednesday (11), aged 95. For two decades, he was the face of BBC television programmes aimed at the first generation of immigrants from…

My top 10 books by Guleraana Mir

“MY FIRST love was literature and I grew up reading novels. Here are 10 books, in no particular order, that have affected me in a profound way,” said Guleraana Mir. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie: This is a story of where stories come from, and at…

Golden Man Booker Prize: Salman Rushdie and four other Indian-Origin…

Salman Rushdie and four other Indian-origin authors are in the running for the Golden Man Booker Prize, a special one-off award that is being launched to mark the literary award's 50th anniversary. Along with Rushdie, four other Indian-origin authors are in the running for this award. They are V.S. Naipaul…

Salman Rushdie wants Lion to win big at the Oscars

Adoption drama Lion has found a great fan in author Salman Rushdie, who wants the movie to win every Oscar it has been nominated for and then some more for its message of “common humanity”. Calling it a “three-hankie” movie, Rushdie said he wept “unstoppably” while watching the film on…