Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami is the author of Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, Secret Son, The Other Americans, and
The Moor’s Account, which won the American Book Award, the Arab American Book Award, and the
Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. The Moor’s Account was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She is a
professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside. Old Town Books currently offers
two of her books: The Moor’s Account and The Other Americans. On March 5-6, she will be the featured
novelist and essayist at the 24th Annual ASU Writers Conference in Honor of Elmer Kelton.