Whatcha Reading, Laila Lalami?

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Laila Lalami is a once Seattle, now Los Angeles-based novelist, essayist, and critic. She's written four novels, her last, The Moor's Account, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her latest, just released, is The Other Americans. She'll be reading next Tuesday, April 2, at the Central Seattle Public Library at 7:00pm, co-presented with the Elliott Bay Book Company. This is one you won't want to miss, and it's free to attend.

What are you reading now?

When I stopped by Brookline Booksmith to sign some books, bookseller Suchi Saraswat pressed into my hands a copy of Carolyn Forché’s What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance.

What did you read last?

On my flight from LA to Boston, I read an ARC of Suketu Mehta’s new book, This Land is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto.

What are you reading next?

Tembi Locke’s From Scratch, a memoir.