Lawrence Wright, author of Going Clear, is a staff writer for The New Yorker. He is the author of a novel, God’s Favorite, and has also authored six other books of nonfiction—City Children, Country Summer; In the New World; Saints and Sinners; Remembering Satan; Twins; The Looming Tower and Thirteen Days in September. The Looming Tower received many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism. He is also a screenwriter and a playwright. He and his wife are longtime residents of Austin, Texas.