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“American War” author Omar El Akkad: Reading & TalkOctober 25, 2018
Join us for a reading and talk by Omar El Akkad, author of the 2017 novel American War. In this debut novel, El Akkad takes us into a near future in which a politically polarized America descends into a second Civil War—and amid warfare, a family fights to survive.
American War was shortlisted for the 2017 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the 2018 Amazon First Novel Award, and was a finalist on CBC’s 2018 Canada Reads. It has been compared to Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.
Omar El Akkad was born in Egypt and grew up in Qatar before moving to Canada as a teenager. He became an award-winning journalist, covering events such as the war in Afghanistan and military trials at Guantanamo Bay. This is his first novel.
All welcome. Main Floor, R.P. Bell Library. This event is free.