Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. He is also an author, a screenwriter and a playwright. Wright has published twelve books, including The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda's Road to 9/11 (2006), which was translated into twenty-four languages and won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. In 2018, the book was adapted into a Hulu original drama starring Jeff Daniels, Alec Baldwin, and Tahar Rahim. In April, 2020, Wright published his second novel, The End of October about a pandemic, which eerily anticipated many of the events of the coronavirus pandemic. Wright lives in Austin, Texas, with his family, and plays the keyboard for the blues band WhoDo.

Upcoming Events

Featuring Talks By:
George Butler
Tahmima Anam
Lawrence Wright
Arifa Akbar
Lisa Taddeo

June 5x15 with George Butler, Lawrence Wright and Arifa Akbar

Join us in June for an evening of personal quests and explosive road trips, fantastic fiction and incisive reportage.