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A Good Time to Be Lawrence Wright
With new book God Save Texas, The Looming Tower series on Hulu, and his play Cleo at the Alley, Lawrence Wright is the man of the moment
"..."I can see them swarming you," Lawrence Wright said across the little outdoor table. His words..."

April 13, 2018 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Banicki

Twins, Genes, and Destiny: Lawrence Wright Meets Three Identical Strangers
Texas writer on the study behind the shocking new documentary
"...and it may never have happened without Texas writer Lawrence Wright. (WARNING: huge spoilers ahead.)..."

July 23, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Panel: Lawrence Wright
“Trump is the most 'Texas' president we’ve ever had”
"...In a wide-ranging conversation Friday afternoon, the loudest reaction Lawrence Wright evoked from his audience of a couple hundred..."

March 10, 2018 SXSW Post by Michael King

The Many Projects of Lawrence Wright
From TV to the stage the local writer has been busy
"...less explored. Hulu's series The Looming Tower, based on Lawrence Wright's award-winning book, pokes at these ideas. It exposes..."

April 13, 2018 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Banicki

'My Trip to Al-Qaeda': Lawrence Wright's journey from page to stage
Lawrence Wright's experiences in the years he spent researching The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 have become the basis for a one-man theatrical work
"...The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, Lawrence Wright naturally had many things he couldn't include in..."

March 9, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Texas Book Festival 2017: Tom Hanks
in Conversation With Lawrence Wright
When writing, the Oscar winner seeks moments of serendipity
"...Hanks and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Austinite Lawrence Wright sat in big leather armchairs to discuss Hanks’..."

Nov. 6, 2017 Arts Post by Elizabeth Banicki

ATX Television: Bill Lawrence's TV Guide
'Scrubs', 'Cougar Town' creator educates the ATX Festival
"...When Bill Lawrence tells you that network television as we know it..."

June 3, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Why Doesn't Wright Promote My Conspiracy Theories?
"...Dear Editor, After reading Taylor Holland’s interview with Lawrence Wright ["Eve of Destruction," Arts, August 1], author of..."

Aug. 15, 2006 Postmarks

Their Eyes Were Watching Wright
Local author bugged
"...Austin author, Pulitzer Prize-winner, and terrorism expert Lawrence Wright (The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to..."

June 18, 2008 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

The Decoder
Lawrence Wright reflects on a decade spent exploring and explaining the Middle East in My Trip to Al-Qaeda
"...I met Lawrence Wright in 2001, before 9/11. The day he called,..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Screens Feature by Nora Ankrum

Exceeding Themselves
Lawrence Wright's Thirteen Days in September tells how Carter, Sadat, and Begin made an impossible peace
"...without war and strife. But Austin author and journalist Lawrence Wright reminds us of a moment in the not-too-distant..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Alex Gibney's doc penetrates the church's cloak of secrecy
"...and the Prison of Belief, which closely adheres to Lawrence Wright’s acclaimed 2013 book of the same name, doesn’t..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Eve of Destruction
Lawrence Wright on 'The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9 / 11'
"...In the days after Sept. 11, 2001, Austin author Lawrence Wright (Remembering Satan, God's Favorite) went to his editor..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Books Feature by Taylor Holland

Double Take
Austin Scribe Lawrence Wright Tackles Noriega -- Twice
"...Screenwriter Lawrence Wright and General Manuel Noriega are both eligible for..."

March 10, 2000 Screens Feature by Cary L. Roberts

The Siege
"...agents of terror behind the charade. Zwick and co-scenarists Lawrence Wright and Menno Myers go to great lengths to..."

Nov. 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Texas Book Festival 2014: The Full Party List
Among the 275 authors: Oates, Ellroy, Mosley, Lear, Dean
"...Lapucki, and a pair of Pulitzer Prize winners in Lawrence Wright and Héctor Tobar. Well, hold onto your bifocals,..."

Sept. 11, 2014 Books Post by Robert Faires

The Terror Years: From Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State
by Lawrence Wright
"...Lawrence Wright describes his arrival in the Middle East as..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Arts Feature by Michael King

Three Identical Strangers
Deception, research, and an almost unbelievable mystery of triplets divided at birth
"...assist from Austin’s own Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Lawrence Wright, whose interest in the topic originated when he..."

July 6, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

A League of Their Own
"...Harrigan. God's Favorite, the Manuel Noriega story written by Lawrence Wright (The Siege), is currently in production by Showtime...."

March 12, 1999 Screens Feature by Jesse Sublett

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Second verse, much the same as the first: The Games may have changed but Katniss Everdeen is still our favorite pawn.
"...Directed by: Francis Lawrence. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Sam Claflin,..."

Nov. 22, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright explores the origins and alleged abuses of the Church of Scientology
"...Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Beliefby Lawrence Wright Knopf, 448 pp., $28.95..."

Jan. 25, 2013 Screens Review by Kimberley Jones

God's Favorite: A Novel
"...God's Favorite: A Novelby Lawrence Wright..."

March 24, 2000 Books Review by Clay Smith

Point Austin: Welcome to the Future
Texas is just like America, only more so
"...his new book, God Save Texas, peripatetic Aus­tin writer Lawrence Wright remarks how many bi-coastal folks he meets find..."

March 16, 2018 News Column by Michael King

HBO Going Under the Dome for 'God Save Texas'
Lights, camera, point of order in new political drama
"...moseyed down to Texas. The script will come from Lawrence Wright (author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the..."

June 18, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Even in the face of truth ...
"...Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Beliefby Lawrence Wright Vintage, 560 pp., $15.95 (paper)..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Music Review by Michael Toland

Texas Book Festival
First look at the TBF lineup
"...Are Saying to Us, and Why It Matters; Robin Wright's Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic..."

Sept. 9, 2011 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Katniss Everdeen goes from Hunger Games victor to emblem of the revolution
"...Directed by: Francis Lawrence. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne..."

Nov. 21, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Sonny's Last Shot
Though it has the episodic feel of a screenplay, 'Sonny's Last Shot' is, all in all, a satisfying evening of getting your jollies at the expense of the Texas Legislature
"...to. Well, there's more to this play, penned by Lawrence Wright, than just politics. Sex, for instance, and Sonny's..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Texas Book Festival 2016: The Full List
TBF hosts Don DeLillo, Thomas Dolby, Emma Cline, 277 more
"...Nonfiction? Check. Austin's favorite New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright (The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic..."

Sept. 15, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Once Upon a Time in Austin
The films, the filmmakers, the crews, the making of a scene
"...Congeniality (Castle Rock Entertainment) D: Donald Petrie; S: Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford; with Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt,..."

March 12, 2004 Screens Feature by Louis Black

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