Omar Mouallem

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Omar Mouallem
Omar Mouallem headshot.jpg
Born (1985-09-13) September 13, 1985 (age 33)
Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada
OccupationWriter, Editor

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

Career[edit]

Omar Mouallem is a writer and editor. He has contributed to Wired, The Guardian, NewYorker.com and RollingStone.com. His essays and features have garnered him recognition from the Canadian National Magazine Awards and Alberta Literary Awards.[2] 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).[3]

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.[4]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Awards, National Magazine (7 June 2014). "Announcing the Winners of the 37th annual National Magazine Awards!".
  2. ^ "2017 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist".
  3. ^ "Official Page – Inside the Inferno".
  4. ^ Awards, National Magazine (7 June 2014). "Announcing the Winners of the 37th annual National Magazine Awards!".
  5. ^ [1]