IRANIAN MEMOIR

Freed Journalist Penning Book

Last month, Iranian American journalist—and former Miss North Dakota—Roxana Saberi made headlines when, after four months, she was freed from a prison in Iran. Saberi had been locked up on faulty charges of espionage, outraging human rights activists. This week, HarperCollins announced that they'll be publishing Saberi's memoir, in which she'll tell about her arrest in January, her initial sentence to eight years in prison and her release in May. According to the publisher, the memoir will also offer "a penetrating look at Iranian society and culture based on six years of research and interviews with Iranians across the society—and its political tensions which have sparked debate across the globe."