Posted on January 4, 2024 at 7:40 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It's official: the trial of the man charged with stabbing Salman Rushdie will be delayed.

The Associated Press reports that a judge agreed with suspect Hadi Matar's defense lawyer, who sought to review Rushdie's upcoming memoir and related material before going to trial.

There isn't a new date for the trial, for which jury selection had previously been set to begin next week.

The memoir, Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder, describes the August 2022 attack on the author while he was on stage at New York's Chautauqua Institution; it blinded him in his right eye and damaged his left hand.

It's set to come out April 16.

The AP reports that Rushdie's agent and his publisher didn't immediately respond to comment.

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