Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami is the author of the novels Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, Secret Son, and 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 for Fiction. Her essays and opinion pieces appear in the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and The New York Times. She lives in Los Angeles.