At a rally outside the New York Public Library, writers including Paul Auster and Gay Talese read passages from Salman Rushdie's work. His assailant has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges after being accused of stabbing Rushdie during a literary event at the Chautauqua Institution.
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In 1989, after Iran's religious leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa calling for the death of author Salman Rushdie, readings of his works were organized around the United States. At this one in San Francisco, novelist Alice Walker reads aloud from Rushdie's The Satanic Verses.
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Defense attorney Nathaniel Barone (left) and Hadi Matar, who was charged with stabbing author Salman Rushdie, listen during an arraignment Thursday in the Chautauqua County Courthouse in Mayville, N.Y.
Author Jamil Jan Kochai and his former second-grade teacher, Susan Lung, were reunited after more than 20 years at a reading for the writer's second book, The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories, in Davis, California.
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Philosopher William MacAskill coined the term "longtermism" to convey the idea that humans have a moral responsibility to protect the future of humanity, prevent it from going extinct and create a better future for many generations to come. He outlines this concept in his new book, What We Owe the Future.
The award-winning novelist Chibundu Onuzo has lately been thinking about her life in London and her visits to Nigeria, where she was born: "What do I love most about my trips to Lagos? I lose my self-consciousness there. If I stand out, it's for something other than my skin color."
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A photo of Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. is displayed during a news conference April 24, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif., announcing the arrest of the man suspected to be the so-called Golden State Killer.
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