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Pulitzer Prize-winning Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for The New Yorker as well as an author, screenwriter and playwright. He is the author of the novel “Noriega: God’s Favorite” and the script for the movie by the same name. His best-selling nonfiction works include the award-winning “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief” and his newest book, “Thirteen Days in September: The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace” (Knopf). Wright is also a keyboard player for the Austin blues band WhoDo.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Lawrence Wright

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