Ishmael Beah

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Ishmael Beah, born in Sierra Leone, West Africa, 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.

His newest work, Little Family, a novel, is a profound and tender portrayal of the connections we forge to survive the fate we’re dealt, Little Family marks the further blossoming of a unique global voice.

Ishmael Beah was appointed UNICEF’s first Advocate for Children Affected by War on 20 November 2007. In 2007, he also founded the Ishmael Beah foundation dedicated to helping children affected by war reintegrate into society and improve their lives.

He is based in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and children.

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Literary Agent:
Philippa Brophy
Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.
115 Broadway, Suite 1602,
New York, NY 10006
(+1) 212-780-6091

Rebecca Saletan
Riverhead Books
1745 Broadway (55-56 Sts), 21st floor
New York, NY 10019

Lecture Agents:
Miriam Feuerle & Andrew Wetzel
Lyceum Agency
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Portland, OR 97214
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Film Agent:
Howie Sanders
Anonymous Content
2413, 3532 Hayden Ave,
Culver City, CA 90232
(+1) 310-558-6000

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