Rushdie releases new novel, 6 months after knife attack

SIX months after being stabbed, British author Salman Rushdie will tomorrow publish his new novel “Victory City”, an “epic tale” of a 14th-century woman who defies a patriarchal world to rule a city. 

Written before the US knife attack that nearly took the Indian-born author’s life, the novel purports to be a translation of a historical epic originally written in Sanskrit.