Spielberg’s film company buys rights to novel on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Steven Spielberg’s film production company has acquired the rights to a soon-to-be published novel about the unlikely friendship between an Israeli father and a Palestinian father who each lost a daughter to the Arab-Israeli conflict. “Apeirogon” by Colum McCann will be published by Random House on February 25. Its acquisition by Amblin Partners was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, which did not say what the company paid for the rights Apeirogon means a shape with a countably infinite number of sides. The novel, which tells the story of how the fathers turned their grief into activism, has been named a most anticipated book of 2020 by The New York Times..