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Laila Lalami (, born 1968) is a Moroccan American novelist and essayist.

Lalami was born and raised in Rabat, Morocco, where she earned her B.A. in English from Université Mohammed V. In 1991, she received a British Council fellowship to study in England, and she went on to complete a M.A. in Linguistics at University College London. After graduating she returned to Morocco and worked briefly as a journalist and commentator. In 1992 she moved to Los Angeles where she earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Southern California.

Lalami switched to writing fiction and nonfiction in English in 1996. She has published literary criticism and political essays in The Boston Globe, Boston Review, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and elsewhere.

She became the first Moroccan author to publish a book of fiction written in English with a major commercial press in the United States.

Her debut collection of stories, Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, was released in the fall of 2005 and has since been translated into six languages. Her first novel, Secret Son, was published in the spring of 2009.

Lalami is the recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts grant and a Fulbright Fellowship. She was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2009.

She is currently Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside.

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Total Books: 21
Conditional Citizens On Belonging in America
The Other Americans
2020 - The Other Americans (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780525436034
ISBN-10: 0525436030
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

The Other Americans A Novel
2019 - The Other Americans a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781524747145
ISBN-10: 1524747149
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

The Moor's Account
2015 - The Moor's Account (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781476794129
ISBN-10: 147679412X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Moor's Account A Novel
2014 - The Moor's Account a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780307911667
ISBN-10: 0307911667
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Secret Son
2011 - Secret Son [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780141042732
ISBN-10: 0141042737
Genre: Literature & Fiction

La Esperanza y Otros Suenos
La Esperanza Y Otros Suenos [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788496231764
ISBN-10: 8496231763
Genre: Literature & Fiction