College of Arts and Letters

Maryse and Ramzy Mikhail Memorial Lecture

Author Laila LalamiThe 20th Annual Maryse and Ramzy Mikhail Memorial Lecture

Author Laila Lalami

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 at 7 p.m. via Zoom

Zoom registration link
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o6bVm9vMRFqbW2QfqG3Bnw

About the Speaker

Laila Lalami was born in Rabat and educated in Morocco, Great Britain, and the United States. She is the author of four novels, including The Moor’s Account, which won the American Book Award, the Arab-American Book Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Her most recent novel, The Other Americans, was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Kirkus Prize and the National Book Award in Fiction. Her essays and criticism have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington PostThe NationHarper’s, the Guardian, and the New York Times. She has received fellowships from the British Council, the Fulbright Program, and the Guggenheim Foundation and is currently a full professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside. She lives in Los Angeles. Her new book, a work of nonfiction called Conditional Citizens, was published by Pantheon in September 2020.

About the MARYSE AND RAMZY MIKHAIL MEMORIAL LECTURE

The Mikhail Endowment Fund was originally established through a donation from the Mikhail family to honor the work and contributions of Maryse Mikhail and her involvement in educational, philanthropic and interfaith organizations.  The main purpose of the fund is to support an annual lecture dealing with Arab culture, history, politics, economics, and other aspects of life in the Middle East including issues of peace and justice.  More information about the Lecture Series is available at mikhaillecture.wordpress.com

Last Updated: 11/22/20