Omar Mouallemis an author, filmmaker, and educator. His journalism has appeared in The Guardian, WIRED, and The New Yorker. His book Praying to the West: How Muslims Shaped the Americas won the 2022 Wilfred Eggleston Award for Nonfiction and was named one of TheGlobe and Mail’s 100 Best Books of 2021. His short documentary The Last Baron,about the unlikely link between a Canadian fast-food institution and the Lebanese civil war, is currently being expanded into a feature film. Omar is also the “fake dean” of Pandemic University, a virtual school he founded in support of writers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, and tweets @OmarMouallem.
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