Smile Politely

Author Laila Lalami will be at the Illini Union Bookstore on November 8th

Headshot of a woman with long black curly hair and a white collared shirt with brown trim.
Jessica Castro

Moroccan essayist and novelist Laila Lalami will be at the Illini Union Bookstore’s Authors Corner on November 8th at 4:30 p.m. From her bio:

She is the author of five books, including The Moor’s Account, which won the American Book Award, the Arab-American Book Award, and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. It was on the longlist for the Booker Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Her most recent novel, The Other Americans, was a national bestseller, won the Joyce Carol Oates Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction. 

Her visit is part of the Kaplan Family Writer-in-Residence Series, and co-sponsored by the Department of English at the University of Illinois.

Author’s Corner: Laila Lalami
Illini Union Bookstore
809 S Wright Street
November 8th, 4:30 p.m

Managing Editor

More Articles