Horrifying, ghastly: Authors condemn attack on Salman Rushdie – BBC News

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Authors around the world have expressed their shock and sadness at the attack on Salman Rushdie in New York State.

The stabbing attack came after years of Islamist death threats against the Indian-born novelist over The Satanic Verses, published in 1988.

Fellow authors such as JK Rowling and Stephen King have written messages of support, calling the news “horrifying”.

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