Omar Mouallem

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Omar Mouallem
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Born (1985-09-13) September 13, 1985 (age 30)
Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada
Occupation Writer, journalist

Omar Mouallem is an award-winning writer and journalist.[1][2]


Omar Mouallem is a writer and editor. He has contributed to Wired, The Guardian, The Walrus, Globe and Mail, and Vice Canada. His essays and features have garnered him recognition from the National Magazine Awards, Professional Writers Association of Canada and the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association.[3]

He won a 2014 National Magazine Awards for another Eighteen Bridges story, "The Kingdom of Haymour", which profiled a man who took the Canadian Embassy in Beirut hostage in the 1970s over a British Columbia land dispute.[4]

In 2013, he won Edmonton's Emerging Artist Award and served as the Edmonton Public Library's writer in residence. [5]