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Salman Rushdie coming to Porto in September

Photograph by Richard Burbridge for The New Yorker

Salman Rushdie's memoir about the knife attack that he suffered in 2022, released on Tuesday in the United States, will be published in Portugal in May, and the author is also scheduled to visit Portugal in September.

The information was provided to Lusa by Dom Quixote, which publishes the work of the 76-year-old British-American writer, who was the victim of a knife attack on the afternoon of 12 August 2022, when he was preparing to give a lecture at a New York university.

The book, which was launched on Tuesday in the United Kingdom and the United States, is entitled "Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder" and will hit the Portuguese book market on 14 May, with a translation by J. Teixeira de Aguilar.

According to the publisher, Salman Rushdie is also scheduled to come to Portugal at the end of September, at the invitation of Livraria Lello in Porto, to take part in the "Author of the Month" initiative, an event that was initially scheduled for 17 September 2022, but which was cancelled after the attack on the writer.

In this book, which is now being launched 33 years after the fatwa decreed against Salman Rushdie by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini following the publication of "The Satanic Verses", the writer speaks for the first time, and in memorable detail, about the traumatic events of that day, which the whole world witnessed.

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