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Michael Chabon, the gifted writer and author of three very intelligent novels including "Wonder Boys" and "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay," for which he was rewarded the Pulitzer Prize, has a new novel out on Tuesday: "The Yiddish Policemen's Union."  The New York Times sits down with the author to talk about the film which chronicles a fictional relocation of holocaust survivors to northern Alaska. 

Chabon spoke at UCA several years ago to a packed room and his speech, about writing his first novel, "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh," was re-printed in part in the New York Review of Books.  "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh," is being adapted for the big screen.  The film is now in post-production and will be released later this year.  It stars Jon Foster ("The Door in the Floor"), Sienna Miller, Peter Sarsgaard, Nick Nolte, Mena Suvari and David Morse.  It's directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.

Chabon and his wife are also getting a lot of attention on the political scene.  They've made friends with Illinois Senator Barack Obama and sent out a fundraising letter on his behalf seeking to raise $25,000.

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