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Lawrence Wright (born August 2, 1947) is a Pulitzer Prize Wikipedia-winning American author, screenwriter, staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, and fellow at the Center for Law and Security at the New York University School of Law Wikipedia. He is a graduate of Tulane University Wikipedia, and for two years taught at the American University in Cairo Wikipedia.

Wright is the author of six books, but is best known for his 2006 book, The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. A quick bestseller, The Looming Tower was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize Wikipedia, the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction Wikipedia, and is frequently referenced by media pundits as an excellent source of background information on Al Qaeda and the September 11 attacks. The book's title is a phrase from the Quran Wikipedia: "Wherever you are, death will find you, even in the looming tower," which Osama bin Laden quoted three times in a videotaped speech seen as directed to the 9/11 hijackers.[1]

Wright also co-wrote the screenplay for the film The Siege Wikipedia, which told the story of a terrorist attack in New York City that led to curtailed civil liberties and rounding up of Arab-Americans.[2]



  1. Wright, The Looming Tower, p. 350
  2. Amos, Deborah (2007-03-30). "Lawrence Wright's 'Trip to Al-Qaeda'". National Public Radio. 

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