Author, screenwriter, playwright and staff writer for The New
Yorker magazine Lawrence Wright is coming to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts
Center, Thursday, Sept. 29 as part of the Marshall Artists Series. He will
discuss his firsthand experience traveling through the Middle East.
Wright’s book, The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, is a narrative history of the events leading to September 11, 2001, attacks. Based on five years of research, the book includes more than 500 interviews ranging from Bin Laden’s best friend in college, Jamal Khalifa, to a reporter for Al Jazeera, to the former White House counterterrorism chief, Richard A. Clarke.
Wright will sign autographs and books immediately following his
performance Thursday night. The Marshall Artists Series is partnering with
Empire Books to make copies of The Looming Tower available for purchase.
The book is an international bestseller. It has been translated into 25 languages and has received several awards, including the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.
Wright is the co-writer of the film "The Siege," starring Denzel Washington, Annette Bening and Bruce Willis. In 2006, he premiered his one-man play, My Trip to Al-Qaeda, which had a sold-out, six-week run on Broadway. The play is now a documentary film directed by Academy Award-Winning Documentarian, Alex Gibney.
For ticket information, visit www.marshallartistsseries.org. or call ext. 6-6656. The box office is open Monday through Friday from noon – 5:00 p.m.
Wright's appearance is also sponsored by WKEE, WVHU, The Herald Dispatch, Marshall University and the College of Fine Arts.
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