- Jorge Volpi
Jorge Volpi is a Mexican novelist and essayist. In 1999 he won the Biblioteca Breve Prize for In Search of Klingsor, the first part of his Tetralogy of Power. His last novel, Las Elegidas, was the origin of the opera Cuatro Corridos, and the film Las Elegidas. His works have been translated into 25 languages. He is the director of the Festival Internacional Cervantino.
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A powerful call from @PENamerica’s @SuzanneNossel urging us to understand that the brutal attempt on #SalmanRushdie’s life is an attack against the freedom to write, read, and think. #wordsmorepowerfulthanknives https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/13/salman-rushdies-entire-life-has-been-an-act-of-defiance
“Instead of just scrolling and sharing links about him and the attack, we can actually read something by Salman Rushdie,” writes Randy Boyagoda: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/08/salman-rushdie-fatwa-artistic-freedom/671137/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share
Author Salman Rushdie has been taken off a ventilator and is able to talk (and joke) Saturday, a day after he was stabbed as he prepared to give a lecture in upstate New York.