Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami is the author of Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits; Secret Son; and The Moor’s Account, winner of the American Book Award, the Arab American Book Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
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Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami is the author of Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits; Secret Son; and The Moor’s Account, winner of the American Book Award, the Arab American Book Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, Harper’s Magazine, and The Guardian. A professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside, she lives in Los Angeles.

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