The Schoenfeldt Writers Series, in partnership with the English Department, proudly presents award-winning journalist Omar El Akkad as the fall Series speaker. El Akkad will be speaking about his debut novel, American War, on Thursday, November 1, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium.
El Akkad’s novel American War is a post-apocalyptic novel set during the second American Civil War in the year 2074. A darkly prescient tale, American War depicts a country and world torn apart by war, conflicts about fossil fuels, environmental catastrophes, and a devastating plague.
A discussion with the author will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, in the Terrace Room. A limited number of books for this event are available at no charge to the campus community; email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy. Those who receive a free book are expected to attend the discussion.