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Omar El Akkad is an author and journalist, having won many awards and accolades for both his journalistic prowess and as Adam says his “gorgeous” fiction. His latest novel, What Strange Paradise, was released in July 2021 and won the Giller Prize. It was named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, and several other publications. His debut novel, American War, is an international bestseller and has been translated into 13 languages. Omar the person is even better, as you will come to understand when listening to this episode. His brilliant, observational approach and gentle, clever manner are a treat that give even more depth and nuance to his gripping prose.