Wednesday, November 2 at 7 pnm This month, Word by Word: Conversations with Writers is pleased to feature Laila Lalami, the highly acclaimed author of the new collection of interlinked stories: Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, thirty men, women, and children crowd onto an inflatable boat to embark on the dangerous fourteen-kilometer crossing from Morocco to Spain in this her debut. She is also the founder of the popular blog, moorishgirl.com. Lalami was born in Morocco, went to a Catholic school as a kid, public high school in Rabat, college in Britain, and grad school in California, resulting in B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees, mostly in linguistics.
Also, Word by Word has begun an interactive blog, where authors answer questions, essays of regular commentators will appear, and all the links you¿ll ever need to have for Word by Word are easily clustered.
Find it at http://wordbywordlit.blogspot.com.
Wednesday, November 2, 7 pm