Biography

Lawrence Wright is an author, screenwriter, playwright and a staff writer for The New Yorker. His 2006 history of al-Qaeda, “The Looming Tower: al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” was on the New York Times bestseller list for eight weeks, was nominated for the National Book Award and won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, among other honors. Wright co-wrote the 1998 film “The Siege,” which depicts events eerily similar to those occurring in the U.S. after 9/11. In 2006, his one-man play “My Trip to al-Qaeda,” based on the book, enjoyed a sold-out, six-week run in Soho. Wright is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Lawrence Wright is an author, screenwriter, playwright and a staff writer for The New Yorker. His 2006 history of al-Qaeda, “The Looming Tower: al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” was on the New York Times bestseller list for eight weeks, was nominated for the National Book Award and won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, among other honors. Wright co-wrote the 1998 film “The Siege,” which depicts events eerily similar to those occurring in the U.S. after 9/11. In 2006, his one-man play “My Trip to al-Qaeda,” based on the book, enjoyed a sold-out, six-week run in Soho. Wright is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

2015 Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of BeliefNovel
2000 Noriega: God's FavoriteWriter
1998 The SiegeScreenplay
1996 Forgotten SinsWriter

Acting

2016 The New Yorker Presents(1 episode) as Himself
2015 Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief as Himself - Interviewee
2010 My Trip to Al-Qaeda as Himself

Production

2017 The Looming Tower(0 episodes)Producer
2015 Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of BeliefProducer

Creator

2017 The Looming TowerCreator

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