Biography Intro: Uzodinma Iweala is an American author and medical doctor of Nigerian descent. His debut novel, Beasts of No Nation, is a formation of his thesis work (in creative writing) at Harvard.
NAME: Uzodinma Iweala
DATE OF BIRTH: November 5, 1982
MOTHER: Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
EDUCATION: Iweala attended St. Albans School in Washington D.C. and later Harvard College with an A.B., magna cum laude, in English and American Literature and Language, in 2004.
HONORS AND AWARDS: Iweala earned the Hoopes Prize and Dorothy Hicks Lee Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis, 2004; Eager Prize for Best Undergraduate Short Story, 2003; and the Horman Prize for Excellence in Creative Writing, 2003.