Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami is a Moroccan-American novelist and essayist. Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, the Guardian, The New York Times, and in many anthologies. Lalami’s 2014 book, The Moor’s Account, was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Her work has been translated into ten languages.

Lalami is currently an associate professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside.

Laila Lalami

Author and Associate Professor of Creative Writing at University of California at Riverside

Areas of Expertise: Morocco and North Africa, Women and Islam, Migration, Historical Fiction

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information:

Email: llalami@yahoo.com or laila@lailalalami.com

Heard on NPR’s All Things Considered: Fact Meets Fiction In Tale Of A Slave, Explorer and Survivor

Added June 2015

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