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Laila Lalami

Morocco (b.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.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Non fiction
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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