Wright sat down with Assharq al-Awsat, the leading Arabic language paper. The interview is only available in Arabic.
The April issue of American Theatre magazine profiles Wright and explores how the new play, Camp David, came to life.
Each of Wright’s plays has been “a big step forward,” [Oskar] Eustis remarks. When playwrights create drama from journalism, “the biggest hurdle is demonstrating to people that the theatre has something to add to this discussion. And there are few people who are better qualified to do that than Larry.”
“Nations don’t make peace, people do. That fundamental rule of foreign policy is at the crux of Camp David, Lawrence Wright’s new play about the 1979 Israel-Egypt peace negotiations, which is receiving its world premiere at Washington’s venerable Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater.”
POLITICO interviews Wright and longtime Carter aide, Gerald Rafshoon, about Camp David, which starts previews this Friday, March 21, at DC’s Arena Stage.
Longform.org features Wright on their podcast, during their visit to Austin for SXSW. Features quotes like this gem:
"If I had the chance to interview Osama Bin Laden, should I kill him? It’s a fair question. Suppose we’re having dinner — should I stab him with the bread knife? Do I have a moral obligation to kill him? Or do I have a moral obligation as a reporter to simply hear him?"
- [6:00] Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief (Knopf • Jan 2013)
- [6:00] The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (Knopf • Aug 2006)
- [7:45] The Siege (Twentieth Century Fox • 1998)
- [14:45] "The Apostate" (The New Yorker • Feb 2011)
- [30:15] My Trip to Al-Qaeda (Jigsaw Productions • Apr 2010)
Wright is interviewed about Going Clear and Scientology by Dave Miller on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Thinking Out Loud.
Wright shares his fascination with religious fervor and what led him to write Going Clear with The Oregonian's Steve Duin.
“Speaking at the 2013 Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference, Wright revealed some of the secrets of his craft in a conversation led by his longtime friend John Burnett, a veteran foreign correspondent and longtime Texas-based NPR correspondent.”
[Photo: Travis Hartman, courtesy IRE.org]
A Note from Lawrence Wright
In which all my secrets are revealed...
In anticipation of the Texas Book Festival San Antonio Edition, the San Antonio Current and the San Antonio Express-News featured Wright, who will appear along with other notable Texas writers at the event on Saturday, April 13, 2013.
Wright sat down with Goodreads.com to discuss Going Clear and a range of other topics.
In addition to a more substantive interview with The Leonard Lopate Show about Scientology and Going Clear, Wright also informally shared what he's been reading, listening to, and even eating.