Uzodinma Iweala

Uzodinma Iweala was born to Nigerian parents in 1982 in Washington, DC, the second child of four. After attending St Albans School, he graduated from Harvard University in 2004 with a degree in English. His first novel, Beasts of No Nation, has been translated into eleven languages. It won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, among others.