August 15, 2022
Statement From the Association of American Publishers Regarding the Attack on Salman Rushdie
The Association of American Publishers today issued the following statement regarding the recent attack on Salman Rushdie.
“Salman Rushdie is a giant of world literature, and his outsized contributions to the world of letters are exceeded only by his bravery in continuing to pursue his craft in spite of threats against his life since 1989. The AAP joins publishers and writers worldwide in condemning this and all violent attacks on the freedom of imagination. We are heartened by news that Mr. Rushdie is recovering from his grievous injuries, and we wish him strength and ease and a steady return to health.” — Maria A. Pallante, President and CEO, Association of American Publishers.