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Marcello DiCintio is a Canadian writer who has lived in West Africa, North Africa, India and the Middle East. He is the author of three award-winning books: Harmattan: Wind Across West Africa; Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey Into the Heart of Iran and Walls: Travels along the Barricades. Born and raised in Calgary, Di Cintio is an alumnus of the University of Calgary and lives in the city with his wife and son. He has published articles in numerous magazines and literary journals including The Walrus, EnRoute, Geist and The Globe and Mail.

His writing has received several honours including the Dave Greber Freeland Writers Award, the Wilfred Eggleston Prize for Best Non-fiction and most recently, the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.