This month we are having book club right here in the comments section! The library will be closed at least until May 22 and I’ll keep you updated if I get any new information. Our book is The Other Americans by Laila Lalami.
Lalami was born in Rabat, Morocco in 1968 and moved to the United States to attend college in 1992. She is fluent in French, Arabic, and English, and uses English as her writing language. Her novel The Moor’s Account was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction and The Other Americans was a finalist for the National Book Awards.
In this essay, Lalami talks about speaking and writing in different languages.
In LitHub, Lalami talks about growing up, writing, and other topics.
And here’s an interview: