Responses to the Salman Rushdie attack from Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and other authors.

Famous authors react to the stabbing of Salman Rushdie in New York


The recent attack on Salman Rushdie in New York shocked the literary community worldwide on Friday.

The author of The Satanic Verses was reportedly stabbed in the neck at the literary event at Chautauqua Institution, according to the State Police, who then stated that he had been transported by helicopter to the hospital.

Several authors, including Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to voice their worry and support for Rushdie in the wake of this tragedy.

“I hope Salman Rushdie is okay,” wrote horror author Stephen King.

Author Neil Gaiman expressed his horror and grief upon learning that his buddy @SalmanRushdie had been attacked prior to a talk. I hope he’s okay because he’s a wonderful and intelligent man.

“Horrifying news,” wrote the Harry Potter series’ author. feeling extremely ill at the moment. Just let him be.

In addition, Kite Runner author Khaled Hosseini said, “I’m completely outraged by the horrible attack on Salman Rushdie. For his recuperation, I pray. He cannot be silenced because he is a vital voice.