Laila Lalami, author of the award-winning book, The Moor’s Account, will speak about her book on Mar. 1 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. The Moor’s Account won the American Book Award, the Arab American Book Award, and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. It was on the Man Booker Prize longlist and was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Lalami also is the author of Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, a finalist for the Oregon Book Award, and Secret Son, which was on the Orange Prize longlist. Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Guardian, and The New York Times. She is a professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside. Her visit to BC is made possible by the Gerson Family Lecture Fund, established by John A. and Jean N. Gerson, P’14. Sponsor: Lowell Humanities Series.