Ishmael Beah is the New York Times bestselling author of A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier and Radiance of Tomorrow, A Novel both published by Farrar Straus & Giroux. Ishmael's upcoming novel, Little Family, published by Riverhead, will be released on 28 April 2020.


Ishmael Beah was appointed UNICEF’s first Advocate for Children Affected by War on 20 November 2007. He pledged to give a voice and hope to children whose lives have been scarred by violence.

Little Family
Radiance of Tomorrow: A novel
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier