“Lalami writes about her home country without the expatriate’s self-indulgent and often condescending nostalgia. She brings a calm sympathy to all her characters… her evenhandedness offers us no scope for easy judgments.”
—Pankaj Mishra, The New York Review of Books


Laila discusses Morocco and the Arab Spring at the Renaissance Society:

Laila’s appearance on Authors@Google:

Laila on Non Fiction for LARB:

Laila on Creative Writing:

Laila Reading from Secret Son: