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About Laila Lalami
Laila Lalami (Arabic: ليلى العلمي‎, born 1968) 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. In 1991, she received a British Council fellowship to study in England, and she went on to complete a M.A. in Linguistics at University College London. After graduating she returned to Morocco and worked briefly as a journalist and commentator. In 1992 she moved to Los Angeles where she earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Southern California. Lalami switched to writing fiction and nonfiction in English in 1996. She has published literary criticism and political essays in The Boston Globe, Boston Review, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. She became the first Moroccan author to publish a book of fiction written in English with a major commercial press in the United States. Her debut collection of stories, Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, was released in the fall of 2005 and has since been translated into six languages. Her first novel, Secret Son, was published in the spring of 2009. Lalami is the recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts grant and a Fulbright Fellowship. She was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2009. She is currently Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside.

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487. Ali Salem 4
488. Ahmad Javad 4
489. Ahmet Şerif İzgören 4
490. Halldór Laxness 4
491. Laila Lalami 4
492. Hanefi Avcı 4
493. Abdellah Taïa 4
494. Stanislav Stratiev 4
495. John Steinbeck 4

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