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Lawrence Wright
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Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of six previous books of nonfiction, including In the New World, Remembering Satan, The Looming Tower, Going Clear, and one novel, God’s Favorite. His books have received many prizes and honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower. He is also a playwright and screenwriter. He and his wife are longtime residents of Austin, Texas.

www.lawrencewright.com

Lawrence Wright is available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact Random House Speakers Bureau at rhspeakers@randomhouse.com or visit www.rhspeakers.com. 

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Going Clear
Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $15.95

National Book Award Finalist

Scientology presents itself as a scientific approach to spiritual enlightenment, but its practices have long been shrouded in mystery. Now Lawrence Wright—armed with his investigative talents, years of archival research, and more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists—uncovers the inner workings of the church... Read more >

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Going Clear
Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 17, 2013
Price: $28.95

A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with both current and former Scientologists–both famous and less well known–and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright... Read more >

Going Clear
Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 17, 2013
Price: $11.99

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In the New World
Growing Up with America from the Sixties to the Eighties
Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $16.00

We first meet Larry Wright in 1960. He is thirteen and moving with his family to Dallas, the essential city of the New World just beginning to rise across the southern rim of the United States. As we follow him through the next two decades—the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

In the New World
Growing Up with America from the Sixties to the Eighties
Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 7, 2012
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Looming Tower
Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $16.95

A gripping narrative that spans five decades, The Looming Tower explains in unprecedented detail the growth of Islamic fundamentalism, the rise of al-Qaeda, and the intelligence failures that culminated in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Lawrence Wright re-creates firsthand the transformation of Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri from... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Looming Tower
Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $35.00

A sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. Lawrence Wright’s remarkable book is based on five years of research and hundreds of interviews that he conducted... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

The Looming Tower

Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $12.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Remembering Satan

Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 1995
Price: $15.00

Remembering Satan is a lucid, measured, and absolutely riveting inquest into the 1988 case of Paul Ingram, a respected deputy sheriff in Olympia, Washington, and his family’s accusations of sexual abuse against him—accusations which eventually revealed Ingram’s participation in bizarre satanic rites involving his whole family and other members of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Remembering Satan

Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 27, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Saints and Sinners
Walker Railey, Jimmy Swaggart, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Anton LaVey, Will Campbell , Matthew Fox
Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 16, 1995
Price: $15.00

In this fascinating book about religion in America, one of this country's most probing yet sympathetic journalists puts forth stories not only of real grace but of despair, sexual scandal, and attempted murder.

Lawrence Wright’s Saints and Sinners are Jimmy Swaggart, who preached a hellfire gospel with rock ‘n’ roll abandon before... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Saints and Sinners
Walker Railey, Jimmy Swaggart, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Anton LaVey, Will Campbell , Matthew Fox
Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 4, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

Thirteen Days in September
Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David
Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $13.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a hardcover.

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Thirteen Days in September
Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David
Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $27.95

A gripping day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East, one which endures to this day.

With his hallmark insight into the forces at play in... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
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