Sales of Salman Rushdie's 1988 The Satanic Verses have skyrocketed after its author was stabbed Friday in New York State by a young American of Lebanese origin, who has been charged with attempted murder.
Author Salman Rushdie's son Zafar Sunday in a statement Sunday said in a statement Sunday that his father was still in critical condition after Friday's stabbing.
Indian-born writer Salman Rushdie, on whose head there has been a bounty since the 1980s for his novel The Satanic Verses, has been stabbed Friday during a conference in New York State.
German novelist Günter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Tin Drum, an epic treatment of the Nazi era, on Monday at the age of 87, his publishers said. A broad-shouldered man with a drooping mustache, Grass spurned the German tradition of keeping a cool intellectual distance, insisting that a writer's duty was to be at the frontline of moral and political debate.