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Lawrence Wright

Biography

Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for The New Yorker, a playwright, a screenwriter and the author of 10 books of nonfiction, including THE LOOMING TOWER, GOING CLEAR and GOD SAVE TEXAS, and two novels, GOD'S FAVORITE and THE END OF OCTOBER. His books have received many honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for THE LOOMING TOWER. He and his wife are longtime residents of Austin, Texas.

Lawrence Wright

Books by Lawrence Wright

by Lawrence Wright - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

At an internment camp in Indonesia, 47 people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When microbiologist and epidemiologist Henry Parsons travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will soon have staggering repercussions across the globe: an infected man is on his way to join the millions of worshippers in the annual Hajj to Mecca. Now, Henry joins forces with a Saudi prince and doctor in an attempt to quarantine the entire host of pilgrims in the holy city. A Russian émigré, a woman who has risen to deputy director of U.S. Homeland Security, scrambles to mount a response to what may be an act of biowarfare. Already-fraying global relations begin to snap, one by one, in the face of a pandemic.

by Lawrence Wright - Cultural Studies, History, Nonfiction, Politics

GOD SAVE TEXAS is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state, but the cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king, but Texas now leads California in technology exports. Low taxes and minimal regulation have produced extraordinary growth, but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create. Bringing together the historical and the contemporary, the political and the personal, Texas native Lawrence Wright gives us a colorful, wide-ranging portrait of a state that reflects our country not only as it is, but as it may become --- and shows how the battle for Texas’s soul encompasses us all.

by Lawrence Wright - History, Nonfiction, Politics

Lawrence Wright takes us through each of the 13 days of the Camp David conference, illuminating the issues that have made the problems of the region so intractable, as well as exploring the scriptural narratives that continue to frame the conflict. In addition to his in-depth accounts of the lives of the three leaders, Wright draws vivid portraits of other fiery personalities who were present at Camp David as they work furiously behind the scenes.