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Dr. Sam McKegney interviews Giller Prize Winner Omar El Akkad

On January 10th, 2022, the Scotiabank Giller Prize hosted a conversation with Dr. Sam McKegney, the head of the Department of English, and Giller prize winner (and Queen's alumni), Omar El Akkad. The two discussed Omar El Akkad's novel, What Strange Paradise. Check out the complete interview here!


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