“Lalami’s thrilling debut novel follows four desperate people–a fanatical student, a gentle hustler, an abused wife, and a husband searching for decent wages–fleeing Morocco in a flimsy boat across the dangerous Strait of Gibraltar in a death-defying bid for freedom in Spain, a narrative journey that Lalami handles with a keen sense of history, hope, and panache.”

Past Events

April 6, 2017

3:00 PM
Space Cowboy Books
61871 29 Palms Hwy
Joshua Tree, California


April 17, 2018

6:30 PM
Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits Common Read
Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods
Kansas City, Missouri


April 25, 2018

6:00 PM
Keynote address
CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon


June 7-9, 2018

Details TBA
RAWI conference
Houston, TX


September 27, 2018

Time TBA
Reading from The Moor’s Account
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory, North Carolina