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John Updike

Audio:  Author John Updike
/ Source: TODAY

In his latest novel, “Terrorist,” Updike writes about Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy, a high-school senior living in a dilapidated factory town in a northern New Jersey city who gets drawn into a terrorist plot, and his 63-year-old, world-weary guidance counselor, Jack Levy.MSNBC’s Louise Witt’s interview with John Updike about his latest novel, “Terrorist,” the conflict between the West and the Islamic world, the role of literature in society, and punk music.