Lawrence Wright

Wright is an author, screenwriter, playwright and a staff writer for The New Yorker. He is the author of one novel and numerous nonfiction books, including The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, which won the Lionel Gelber Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Award for History, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief was nominated for the National Book Award and won the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award. An HBO documentary based on Going Clear aired in 2015.