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Ayad Akhtar is a playwright, novelist, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the author of American Dervish (Little, Brown & Co.), published in over 20 languages and named a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2012. As a playwright, he has written Junk (Lincoln Center, Broadway; Kennedy Prize for American Drama, Tony nomination); Disgraced (Lincoln Center, Broadway; Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony nomination); The Who & The What (Lincoln Center); and The Invisible Hand (NYTW; Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award, Olivier, and Evening Standard nominations). As a screenwriter, he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay for The ...more

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There is definitely no Kamal Morse, All-Pro linebacker for the Oakland Raiders, who retired from the NFL to start a mosque. There appears to be no Kamal Morse, period, not on Facebook, not on Twitter, not on LinkedIn.

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“The secret of a happy life is respect. Respect for yourself and respect for others.”
Ayad Akhtar, American Dervish

“A day spent reading is not a great day. But a life spent reading is a wonderful life.”
Ayad Akhtar, Homeland Elegies

“It’s because you’re different. You can’t live life by rules others give you. In that way, you and I are the same. You have to find your own rules. All my life I’ve been running away from their rules, Hayat. All my life. You will be the same.”
Ayad Akhtar, American Dervish




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