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.
Areas of Expertise: Morocco and North Africa, Women and Islam, Migration, Historical Fiction
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Heard on NPR’s All Things Considered: Fact Meets Fiction In Tale Of A Slave, Explorer and Survivor
Added June 2015