“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

Book Reviews

  • On Riad Sattouf for the New York Times
  • On Mathias Énard for the Guardian
  • On Amitav Ghosh for the New York Times
  • On Kamel Daoud for the New York Times
  • On Nuruddin Farah for the New York Times
  • On Hooman Majd for the New York Times
  • On Leila Ahmed for the Los Angeles Times
  • On Jonathan Littell for the Los Angeles Times
  • On Elias Khoury for the Los Angeles Times
  • On M.G. Vassanji for the Chicago Tribune
  • On Marjane Satrapi for the Boston Globe
  • On Alison Bechdel for the Boston Globe
  • On Meg Mullins for the Washington Post
  • On Amitav Ghosh for The Oregonian
  • On Vikram Seth for The Boston Globe
  • On Zadie Smith for The Oregonian
  • On Salman Rushdie for The Oregonian
  • On Salman Rushdie for The Oregonian
  • On Luis Alberto Urrea for The Oregonian
  • On Reza Aslan for The Oregonian