Writers Reading - Omar El Akkad, "American War"
Sunday, October 14
Omar El Akkad reads from his award-winning novel, "American War."
Omar El Akkad's debut novel, "American War" won the 2018 Oregon Award for fiction.
He will read excerpts from the book and then discuss some of the influences that led to the writing of
"American War." Omar's experiences as a journalist in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, Egypt and all over
the United States actively contributed to the setting, narrative and purpose of the novel.
Q & A to follow.