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Lawrence Wright

Lawrence WrightAKA Lawrence George Wright

Born: 2-Aug-1947
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, OK

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Looming Tower

Father: Donald Wright (banker)
Mother: Dorothy Wright
Wife: Roberta Wright (one son, one daughter)
Son: Gordon (b. 1976)
Daughter: Caroline (b. 1981)

    High School: Woodrow Wilson High School, Dallas, TX (1965)
    University: BA, Tulane University (1969)
    University: MA Applied Linguistics, American University in Cairo (1969-71)

    Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction 2007
    Lionel Gelber Prize 2007
    National Magazine Award 1994
    The New Yorker Contributor (1992-)
    Rolling Stone Contributing Editor
    Texas Monthly
    Southern Voices
    Race Relations Reporter
    Council on Foreign Relations

    Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (25-Jan-2015) · Himself

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Author of books:
City Children, Country Summer: A Story of Ghetto Children Among the Amish (1979, social studies)
In the New World: Growing Up with America, 1960-1984 (1987, memoir)
Saints & Sinners: Walker Railey, Jimmy Swaggart, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Anton La Vey, Will Campbell, Matthew Fox (1993, religion)
Remembering Satan: A Case of Recovered Memory and the Shattering of an American Family (1994, social studies)
Twins: Genes, Environment, and the Mystery of Identity (1997, social studies)
God's Favorite (2000, novel)
The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (2006, international affairs)
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief (2013, religion)

Wrote plays:
My Trip to al-Qaeda (2006)

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