Mortada Gzar is an Iraqi novelist, filmmaker, and visual artist.
Born in Kuwait in 1982, he has an engineering degree from the
University of Baghdad, and has been a participant of the Iowa
Writers’ Workshop. He has written, directed and produced a
number of films that have screened at international festivals. His
animation ‘Language’ won the Doha Film Award. He is the
author of three novels: Broom of Paradise (2008), Sayyid Asghar
Akbar (2013), and My Beautiful Cult (2016), and is a regular
contributor to the Lebanese newspaper al-Safir al-Arabiandis.
Anthologies featuring Mortada Gzar
Iraq + 100 poses a question to ten Iraqi writers: what might your country look like in the year 2103 – a century after the disastrous American- and British-led invasion, and 87 years down the line from its current, nightmarish battle for survival?