Laila Lalami is a Moroccan American novelist. She is a professor of Creative Writing at the University of California at Riverside and a contributing editor to the Los Angeles Review of Books.
"He needed time to adjust to real life, where heroes and villains could not be told apart by their looks or their accents, where there were no last minute reversals of fortune."
– Laila Lalami, Secret Son
ARTICLES FEATURING LAILA
Building Alternative Communities: On Laila Lalami’s “The Other Americans”
"The Other Americans" sees Laila Lalami expand beyond the Moroccan experience, giving the reader a kaleidoscope of perspectives....
PODCAST #77: Laila Lalami
Laila Lalami's latest novel tells the story of a 16th-century Spanish expedition in search of gold in modern-day Florida through the words of an unusually eloquent Moroccan slave....
Colonialist, slaveholder, slave, prisoner, storyteller, Moor....