Biography Of Uzodinma Iweala

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.


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