Omar El Akkad
Omar El Akkad is a revered journalist and author. His reporting has taken him all over the world where he has covered some of the most important news stories including the military trials at Guantànamo Bay, the NATO-led war in Afghanistan and the Arab Spring revolution in Egypt. His investigation of the “Toronto 18” terrorism arrests lead to his National Newspaper Award. American War is his first piece of fiction set during the Second American Civil War and follows a family as they experience the devastation and consequences of America’s deadly weapons and policies.