Lawrence Wright: The Terror Years

MON, SEP 12, 2016 (51:23)

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. In The Terror Years—ten powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker—he recalls the path that terror in the Middle East has taken, from the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990s to the recent beheadings of reporters and aid workers by ISIS.

+ BIO: Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of eight previous books of nonfiction, including In the New World, Remembering Satan, The Looming Tower, Going Clear, and Thirteen Days in September, and one novel, God’s Favorite. His books have received many prizes and honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower. He is also a playwright and screenwriter. He and his wife are longtime residents of Austin, Texas.

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