Lawrence Wright

author, screenwriter, staff writer New Yorker

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author and screenwriter, and staff writer for The New Yorker; author of The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State; former fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University

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In the new novel “The End of October,” a never-before-seen virus pops up in Asia and spreads quickly around the world. There’s a rush to develop a treatment and vaccine.

‘The End of October’: Lawrence Wright’s novel is a prescient look at a global pandemic

In the new novel “The End of October,” a never-before-seen virus pops up in Asia and spreads quickly around the world. There’s a rush to develop a treatment and vaccine.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Texas and California are political opposites. California likes to think it represents the future, but does it?

Lawrence Wright says Texas is the future, like it or not

Texas and California are political opposites. California likes to think it represents the future, but does it?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Hulu series ' The Looming Tower ' traces events leading up to 9/11, with a focus on the FBI’s attempts to track down Al Qaeda terrorists before they could strike on American soil.

Lawrence Wright and Ali Soufan on ‘The Looming Tower’

The Hulu series ' The Looming Tower ' traces events leading up to 9/11, with a focus on the FBI’s attempts to track down Al Qaeda terrorists before they could strike on American soil.

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