A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for
The New Yorker
and the author of nine previous books of nonfiction, including
In the New World, Remembering Satan, The Looming Tower, Going Clear, Thirteen Days in September,
The Terror Years,
and one novel,
. His books have received many prizes and honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for
The Looming Tower
. He is also a playwright and screenwriter. He plays the keyboard in the Austin-based blues band WhoDo. He and his wife are longtime residents of Austin, Texas.
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