Latest Salman Rushdie News

Booker Prize winner lets ghosts of Sri Lanka's past speak

Nov. 02, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Shehan Karunatilaka wrote his Booker Prize-winning novel “The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida” to give voice to Sri Lanka’s dead. He hoped the ghosts of the country’s bloody past could speak to its troubled present. When the book became a finalist for the...

US sanctions Iranian group that put bounty on Rushdie's life

Oct. 28, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is imposing financial penalties on an Iranian-based organization that raised money to target British-American author Salman Rushdie, who was violently attacked in August at a literary event. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctioned the 15...

US sanctions Iranian group that put a bounty on life of author Salman Rushdie, who was violently attacked in August

Oct. 28, 2022 11:13 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US sanctions Iranian group that put a bounty on life of author Salman Rushdie, who was violently attacked in August.

Report: Salman Rushdie lives, but loses use of eye and hand

Oct. 23, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Salman Rushdie’s agent says the author has lost sight in one eye and the use of a hand as he recovers from an attack from a man who rushed the stage at an August literary event in western New York, according to a published report. Literary agent Andrew Wylie told...

Novel by Sri Lanka's Shehan Karunatilaka wins Booker Prize

Oct. 18, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Writer Shehan Karunatilaka won the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction on Monday for “The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida,” a satirical “afterlife noir” set during Sri Lanka’s brutal civil war. Karunatilaka, one of Sri Lanka’s leading authors, won the 50,000...

Nobel Prize season arrives amid war, nuclear fears, hunger

Sep. 30, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

This year's Nobel Prize season approaches as Russia's invasion of Ukraine has shattered decades of almost uninterrupted peace in Europe and raised the risks of a nuclear disaster. The secretive Nobel committees never hint who will win the prizes in medicine, physics, chemistry,...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 15, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

New York Post. September 14, 2022. Editorial: NY Board of Regents attack educational standards again In their latest strike at education standards, the state Board of Regents this week set the bar for passing the once-prestigious Regents Exams at just a 50% score for...