Sir Salman Rushdie recalls New York knife attack two years on | BBC News

Sir Salman Rushdie has spoken in chilling detail to the BBC about what he remembers of an attack two years ago, in which he was stabbed on stage.

The Booker Prize-winning author said his eye was left hanging down his face “like a soft-boiled egg”, and that losing the eye “upsets him every day”.

“I remember thinking I was dying,” he said. “Fortunately, I was wrong.”

The attack took place at an education institute in New York state in August 2022, as he was preparing to give a lecture.

He recalled how the assailant came “sprinting up the stairs” and stabbed him 12 times, including in his neck and abdomen, in an attack lasting 27 seconds.

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