Omar El Akkad
Author and Journalist
Omar El Akkad is an Egyptian-Canadian author and journalist. For ten years he was a staff reporter for The Globe and Mail, where he covered the War in Afghanistan, military trials at Guantanamo Bay and the Arab Spring in Egypt. His debut novel, American War, was named a shortlisted finalist for the 2017 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and for the 2018 amazon.ca.