British author Salman Rushdie has spoken out about the difficulty he has faced in writing after he was stabbed last year. He gave an interview ahead of the release of his new novel “Victory City,” which is set to hit shelves in the US on Tuesday.
The 75-year-old author stated that the attack has left him with mental scars and has made writing a challenge. He told the New Yorker that he often experiences “blankness and junk” when trying to write and that he’s not out of the forest yet.
The Indian-born author, who is a naturalized American and has lived in New York for 20 years, lost sight in one eye and the use of one hand as a result of the attack. Despite the difficulties, he considers himself “lucky” and remains an outspoken defender of the power of words.
The new novel tells the story of a 14th-century woman who defies a patriarchal world to rule a city and gives women equal agency. The book is set to be released in Britain on Thursday.
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