• The Hub

    News, Notes, Talk

    According to the Associated Press, Salman Rushdie has been stabbed at an upstate New York event.

    Jonny Diamond

    August 12, 2022, 11:22am

    According to the Associated Press, Salman Rushdie was stabbed at a Chautauqua, NY event where he was set to deliver a lecture:

    An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin punching or stabbing Rushdie as he was being introduced. The author was taken or fell to the floor, and the man was restrained.

    No further details have been released yet about the attacker, or about Rushdie’s condition.

    UPDATE: Police are reporting that Rushdie was stabbed in the neck, and that a suspect is in custody.

  • Become a Lit Hub Supporting Member: Because Books Matter

    For the past decade, Literary Hub has brought you the best of the book world for free—no paywall. But our future relies on you. In return for a donation, you’ll get an ad-free reading experience, exclusive editors’ picks, book giveaways, and our coveted Joan Didion Lit Hub tote bag. Most importantly, you’ll keep independent book coverage alive and thriving on the internet.