Rushdie was stabbed roughly 10 times as he prepared to deliver a lecture, but he was able to speak.

The president of the institution where the attack took place is Michael Hill. Andrew Wylie is Rushdie's agent.

—Michael Hill, Ed.D. (@MichaelHillCHQ) August 14, 2022

The news is not good. The nerves in his arm were severed and he may lose an eye.

Rushdie, whose novel "The Satanic Verses" prompted an Iranian cleric to issue a fatwa calling for his assassination, was attacked as he delivered a lecture.

The writer had stab wounds to his neck and stomach, as well as puncture wounds to his right eye and chest, as well as a laceration on his right thigh, according to the district attorney.

Matar was charged with attempted murder and assault with a weapon.