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Lawrence Wright

Staff writer at The New Yorker


Wright is an author, screenwriter and playwright who joined The New Yorker in 1992. He is the author of “The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid,” published in 2021, a nonfiction about where we are — and where we're going — in the COVID-19 pandemic. Wright is also the author of “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief” and co-produced HBO’s Emmy award-winning documentary adaptation. Previously, he worked at Texas Monthly and was a contributing editor to Rolling Stone.