Windfall Reading Series Featuring Omar El Akkad and Aaron Gilbreath
Omar El Akkad is the author of American War, winner of the 2018 Ken Kesey Award in Fiction and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. El Akkad is also a journalist and has covered some of the biggest stories of the past decade, including the Arab Spring revolutions, the Black Lives Matter movement and the repercussions of the war on terror.
Aaron Gilbreath is the author of Everything We Don’t Know, a collection of personal essays about coming of age in the American West. It was a 2018 Oregon Book Award finalist in Creative Nonfiction. Gilbreath also the author of This Is: Essays on Jazz,and is working on a book about central rural California and a collection of fiction about mid-century jazz musicians.