Canadian writers, editors and literary figures are doubling down on the right to freedom of thought and expression after an attack on Salman Rushdie in western New York as the award-winning author remained Saturday on a ventilator in hospital.
Rushdie, whose novel The Satanic Verses drew death threats from Iran’s leaders in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture.
Mumbia-born Rushdie, 75, suffered a damaged liver and severed nerves in his arm, and is likely to lose an eye.
Louise Dennys, executive vice-president and publisher of Penguin Random
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