Rushdie reveals excerpt from his upcoming novel four months after his attack

Four months after being seriously injured in a knife attack in northern United States, British writer Salman Rushdie revealed an excerpt from his upcoming novel in The New Yorker magazine on Monday.

The New Yorker published an excerpt on the Internet entitled "A Sackful of Seeds" (A Sack of Seeds) from Rushdie’s fifteenth novel, entitled "Victory City" (Ciudad Victoria), whose publication is scheduled for early February by Penguin Random House.

The book narrates the "epic story" of a woman in the 14th century in what is now part of India, the publisher reported.

According to The New Yorker, this excerpt will be published in its print edition dated December 12 and will go on sale Monday.

Rushdie, an Indian-born Briton, confirmed on Twitter that the magazine had published an excerpt from "Victory City".

It was the first time Rushdie had posted anything on Twitter since Aug. 9, when he announced his next book would be out in February 2023.

Three days later, on August 12, as he was about to speak at a conference in upstate New York (northeast) a man burst onto the stage and stabbed him multiple times in the neck and abdomen.

Evacuated by helicopter to a hospital, the author of the "satanic verses" he had to be briefly put on a respirator before his condition improved.

The British writer has since lost sight in one eye and the mobility of one hand, among other serious consequences.

the main suspect, Hadi Matar, A 24-year-old American of Lebanese origin, he was arrested immediately after the events and pleaded not guilty in his trial that began in mid-August before a court in Mayville, New York.

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The attack caused shock in the West, but was praised by extremists in Muslim countries such as Iran and Pakistan.

The writer has been persecuted for 33 years by a fatwa from the Iranian supreme leader that sentences him to death.

Rushdie is naturalized American and lives in New York for 20 years.

Iran denied any involvement in the stabbing attack on Rushdie.

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