Lawrence Wright is an author, screenwriter, playwright, and a staff writer for The New Yorker Magazine. Wright is the co-writer of THE SIEGE and he also wrote the script of the Showtime movie, NORIEGA: GOD’S FAVORITE, which aired in April 2000. Wright is the author of one novel, “God’s Favorite” and eight nonfiction books, including “City Children, Country Summer”, “In the New World: Growing Up with America”, “Saints & Sinners”, and “Twins; Genes, Environment, and the Mystery of Identity”. “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11”, was published to immediate and widespread acclaim, spending eight weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and being translated into twenty-five languages.
In 2006, Wright premiered his one-man play, “My Trip to Al-Qaeda,” at The New Yorker Festival. It was made into a documentary film, directed by Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney, which appeared on HBO in the fall of 2010. Wright also co-produced a 2015 documentary for HBO, Going Clear, based on his book of the same name.