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An Evening with Laila Lalami
October 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
LAILA LALAMI, award-winning novelist and essayist, joins the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) University Libraries for a virtual author talk-back. Dr. Lalami will discuss her collection of work and latest publication, Conditional Citizens. Hosted by Dr. Omar Ali, Dean of the UNCG Lloyd International Honors College and Professor of Global and Comparative African Diaspora History at UNCG. This is event is co-sponsored by the UNCG University Libraries, Lloyd International Honors College, UNCG School of Education, and Greensboro Bound.
Laila Lalami was born in Rabat and educated in Morocco, Great Britain, and the United States. She is the author of four novels, including 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 in Fiction. Her most recent novel, The Other Americans, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller, a best-of-2019 selection from NPR, Time, and Kirkus, and a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction. Her essays and criticism have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, The Nation, Harper’s, the Guardian, and the New York Times. She has received fellowships from the British Council, the Fulbright Program, and the Guggenheim Foundation and is currently a full professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside. She lives in Los Angeles.
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