Books by Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright is an author and screenwriter, and a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. He is a graduate of Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the American University in Cairo, where he taught English and received an M.A. in Applied


GOD SAVE TEXAS by Lawrence Wright
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2018

"A revelation—Wright finds the reflection of his own conflicted soul in the native state he loves and has hated."
One of the state's most renowned writers takes readers deep into the heart of Texas. Read full book review >
THE TERROR YEARS by Lawrence Wright
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Fans of Wright will have already encountered these pieces, but the collection represents yet more great work from a dedicated journalist."
Pulitzer Prize winner Wright (Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David, 2014, etc.) pulls together 10 in-depth pieces he originally wrote for the New Yorker and fashions them, somewhat updated and otherwise revised, into a cohesive book. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A unique moment in history superbly captured. Yet another triumph for Wright."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author reconstructs and reflects on "one of the great diplomatic triumphs of the twentieth century" and the men who made it happen. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2013

"A patient, wholly compelling investigation into a paranoid 'religion' and the faithful held in its sweaty grip."
A devastating history-cum-exposé of the Church of Scientology. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 10, 2006

"Essential for an understanding of that dreadful day."
A comprehensive and compelling account of the events preceding and causing 9/11, with a tight focus on al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden and on the men who were pursuing him before the attacks. Read full book review >
GOD'S FAVORITE by Lawrence Wright
Released: March 9, 2000

"The wittiest political novel we've seen in some time, and a fine beginning to what one hopes is this accomplished journalist's second career."
The final days in power of Panama's military strongman Manuel Noriega are the subject of this savvy and bleakly comic first fiction by New Yorker reporter Wright (Twins: Their Remarkable Double Lives—and What They Tell Us About Who We Are, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 1998

"A provocative subject well considered by a talented journalist."
From National Magazine Awardwinning journalist Wright (Remembering Satan, 1994, etc.), a survey of twin research that is adding fresh fuel to the old argument over nature versus nurture. Read full book review >
SAINTS AND SINNERS by Lawrence Wright
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 23, 1993

"Six slick profiles packed with gritty gossip; but as a religious quest, this never leaves base camp."
Wright (In the New World, 1987, etc.) takes a poorly planned but intermittently entertaining journey through the American religious landscape. Read full book review >