Authors & Their Journeys: Laila Lalami
Author Laila Lalami will discuss her novel The Moor’s Account and share her journey
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Lalami was born in Rabat and educated in Morocco, Great Britain,
and the United States. She is the author of four novels, including The Moor’s Account, which won the
American Book Award, the Arab-American Book Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy
Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Her most recent
novel, The Other Americans, was a
national bestseller and a finalist for the Kirkus Prize and the National Book
Award in Fiction. Her essays and criticism have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, The Nation, Harper’s, the
Guardian, and the New York Times. She has received
fellowships from the British Council, the Fulbright Program, and the Guggenheim
Foundation and is currently a full professor of creative writing at the
University of California at Riverside. She lives in Los Angeles. Her new book,
a work of nonfiction called Conditional
Citizens, was published by Pantheon in September 2020.
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