Beyond FICTION: HOPE AND OTHER DANGEROUS PURSUITS by Laila Lalami
I discovered Laila Lalami through her fascinating blog (which I will also call MoorishGirl!) when she was posting about her 2005 experiences at the renowned Bread Loaf Writing Conference at Middlebury College in Vermont. Now at the end of a Fulbright Fellowship in Morocco (where she was born and raised), Laila has lived in California and Oregon and will soon return to California to join the Creative Writing department at the University of California, Riverside. She notes that UCR has “the most diverse campus in the UC system” as well as a very strong creative writing department. While she sounds pleased to be headed to UCR, I’m sure everyone there will be doubly pleased to have her.