Omar El Akkad on writing American War

04 August 2017

Set in a United States that is in the grip of a second Civil War over the banning of fossil fuels, American War is the dystopian novel you need to read next if you've been gripped by books like Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Naomi Alderman's The Power. In this series of videos, Omar El Akkad shares how he came to write the book and the influences behind his debut novel.

 

Omar El Akkad on . . .  the inspiration for American War



Omar El Akkad on . . . the writers who influence him



Omar El Akkad on . . .  Sarat Chestnut



Omar El Akkad on . . .  changing attitudes to the news 




To hear more from Omar, watch the latest episode of #Bookbreak where Jean asks: 'Why can't we get enough of dystopian fiction?'

American War

American War

In his debut novel, Omar El Akkad asks one pivotal question: what would happen if America turned it's own policies for war on itself?

Publishing on 7th September 2017, American War is the dystopian novel you need to read next. 

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