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Laila Lalami


Morocco (1968 - )

Laila Lalami 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. She is currently Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside.
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2010) : Secret Son
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2015) : The Moor's Account


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The Night Counter (2009)
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"A vibrant, moving story that blurs the boundaries of dream and reality, past and present, innocence and wisdom."
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Home Fire (2017)
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"A searing novel about the choices people make for love, and for the place they call home."

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