“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

Videos

Laila interviewed by Bilal Qureshi at the National Book Festival:

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: