Omar El Akkad

Award-winning Novelist and Journalist

Omar El Akkad’s debut novel, American War, has been translated into thirteen languages. It won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, the Oregon Book Award, the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize and was selected by the BBC as one of 100 novels that changed our world. His short fiction, essays, and reporting have appeared in such places as The Guardian, Le Monde, Guernica, and the Best Canadian Stories anthology. His second novel, What Strange Paradise, will be published by Penguin Random House in July 2021.

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