Laila Lalami
Published June 17, 2015
Updated April 10, 2021

Laila Lalami is a Moroccan-American writer and a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. 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 latest book, the nonfiction Conditional Citizens, explores citizenship and white supremacy.

Expertise: Morocco and North Africa, women and Islam, immigration, historical fiction, citizenship,

Location: Los Angeles, Calif.

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