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Ayad Akhtar

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Ayad Akhtar is a novelist, screenwriter, and playwright. Born in New York City and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he is the author of American Dervish, published in more than 20 languages worldwide and a 2012 Best Book of the Year at Kirkus Reviews, Toronto's Globe and Mail, Shelf-Awareness, and O (Oprah) Magazine. He is also a playwright and screenwriter. His stage play Disgraced played at New York's Lincoln Center Theater in 2012 and won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. As a screenwriter, he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay for The War Within. He is a graduate of Brown and Columbia Universities with degrees in Theater and Film Directing.
Disgraced (2013)
The Who & the What (2014)
The Invisible Hand (2015)
Junk (2017)
American Political Plays in the Age of Terrorism (2018) (with Kia Corthron, Tony Kushner, Neil LaBute and Lynn Nottage)