Lawrence Wright

Thu, November 2, 2006 | Joynes Reading Room

7:00 PM

Wright has published six books. City Children, Country Summer (Scribner's, 1979), In the New World: Growing Up with America, 1960 - 1984 (Knopf, 1988), Saints and Sinners (Knopf, 1993), Remembering Satan (Knopf, 1994), Twins: Genes, Environment, and the Mystery of Identity (Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1997; Wiley and Sons, 1998), and God's Favorite (Simon and Schuster, 2000).

His history of Al Qaeda, The Looming Tower, will be published by Knopf in August. A portion of that book, "The Man Behind Bin Laden," was published in The New Yorker and won the 2002 Overseas Press Club's Ed Cunningham Award for best magazine reporting. He has also won the National Magazine Award for Reporting as well as the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism.

Wright is the co- writer (with Ed Zwick and Menno Meyjes) of The Siege, starring Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis and Annette Bening, which appeared in November 1998. He also wrote the script of the Showtime movie, Noriega: God's Favorite, directed by Roger Spottiswoode and starring Bob Hoskins, which aired in April 2000. Currently he is working on a script for MGM about John O'Neill, the former head of the FBI's office of counterterrorism in New York, who died on 9/11. Wright is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations

Sponsored by: Wright will speak in the Joynes Reading Room on Nov. 2 at 7:30PM. RSVP is required and space is limited. Please stop by the Joynes Room desk to sign up for this event, or call Matt Valentine (512) 471

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