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Salman Rushdie reflects on attack in new memoir 'Knife'

On August 12, 2022, Salman Rushdie, one of the world’s best-known writers, was attacked and nearly killed by a young man with a knife. Rushdie has written of that harrowing day and all that’s followed in a new book. He discussed it with Jeffrey Brown for our arts and culture series, CANVAS.

Salman Rushdie reflects on attack in new memoir 'Knife'

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