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Jan  12

Lawrence Wright

Event Details:

Lawrence Wright in conversation with Tobias Wolff, English and Martha Crenshaw, Center for International Security and Cooperation.

Part of the Ethics and War Series (Co-Sponsored with the Center for Ethics in Society)

Date: Thursday 1/12/12
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall (Click here for map)


Lawrence Wright is an author, screenwriter, playwright, and a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. His history of al-Qaeda, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, was published to immediate and widespread acclaim, spending eight weeks on The New York Times best seller list and being translated into twenty-five languages. It was nominated for the National Book Award and won the Lionel Gelber Award for nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Award for History, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. The NYU School of Journalism recently honored the book as one of the ten best works of journalism in the previous decade.