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Khaled Hosseini on the Taliban, James Franco Needs Your Money, and More

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Online Only, posted 6.21.13

Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today’s stories:

Publishers Weekly reports on the closing arguments in the DOJ price-fixing lawsuit against Apple.

Meanwhile, All Things Digital features a slide show of the DOJ’s and Apple's final summations.

In other legal news, a salesman for Wiley is charged with the theft of almost three million dollars in books. (Jersey Journal)

Author Khaled Hosseini recently spoke with the Huffington Post about growing up in Afghanistan, and the Taliban.

Despite Darren Aronofsky’s involvement as director, HBO has passed on author Michael Chabon’s World War II-era series Hobgoblin. (Vulture)

“We escaped Poland in 1981 at night with only a few suitcases, our most important papers sewn into the lining: my parents’ diplomas from the polytechnic, our birth certificates.” In light of the Boston bombings, novelist Karolina Waclawiak discusses the immigrant experience in America. (Rumpus)

Poet Elizabeth Alexander remembers her late husband, the artist Ficre Ghebreyesus. (Boston Review)

Actor, director, and author James Franco needs your money to create a film adaptation of Palo Alto, a collection of Franco's stories published by Scribner in 2011.

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