Lawrence Wright

Finalist, 2006 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2013 National Book Awards

Lawrence Wright graduated from Tulane University and spent two years teaching at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. He is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law. The author of five works of nonfiction – City Children, Country Summer; In the New World; Saints and Sinners; Remembering Satan; and Twins – he has also written a novel, God’s Favorite, and was co-writer of the movie The Siege. He lives in Austin, Texas.
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The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

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ISBN 9780375414862 Alfred A. Knopf

A sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, The Looming Tower is a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. More about this book >

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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief

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ISBN 9780307700667 Alfred A. Knopf/Random House

In Going Clear, Wright examines what fundamentally makes a religion a religion, and whether Scientology is, in fact, deserving of this constitutional protection. Employing all his exceptional journalistic skills of observation, understanding, and shaping a story into a compelling narrative, Lawrence Wright has given us an evenhanded yet keenly incisive book that reveals the very essence of what makes Scientology the institution it is. More about this book >

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Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright graduated from Tulane University and spent two years teaching at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. He is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law. The author of five works of nonfiction – City Children, Country Summer; In the New World; Saints and Sinners; Remembering Satan; and Twins – he has also written a novel, God’s Favorite, and was co-writer of the movie The Siege. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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