Omar Mouallem

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Omar Mouallem
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Born (1985-09-13) September 13, 1985 (age 31)
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, and His essays and features have garnered him recognition from the Canadian National Magazine Awards and Alberta Literary Awards.[3] He co-authored a book about the 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfire titled "Inside the Inferno: A Firefighter's Story of the Brotherhood that Saved Fort McMurray" (published by Simon & Schuster Canada).[4]

He won a 2014 Canadian National Magazine Awards for the 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.[5]

In 2013, he won Edmonton's Emerging Artist Award and served as the Edmonton Public Library's writer in residence.[6]