Posted on 08/18/2022 at 07:12 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors will literally stand in support of Salman Rushdie at a rally on Friday.

PEN America, the New York Public Library, and Penguin Random House are gathering members of the literary community from 11 a.m. to noon Eastern time tomorrow outside the NYPL's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

There, they'll read passages from Rushdie's work; if you can't join them in person, you can stream the Stand With Salman event from home.

PEN America, an organization that promotes the freedom of expression, also has information on other ways to show support for Rushdie, who was stabbed last Friday and remains hospitalized.

Rushdie is known for Midnight's ChildrenQuichotte, and The Satanic Verses, the latter of which was viewed as blasphemous by some Muslims.

It was also the impetus for Iran's late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to issue a formal edict seeking Rushdie's death.

The author spent years in hiding and has received death threats for decades.

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