From Manuscript to Marketplace: Speak No Evil

A Discussion Series presented by the Authors Guild Foundation
Uzodinma Iweala in Conversation with Jennifer Barth

Wednesday, December 12
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Oblong Books, Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572


Copies of Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala available for purchase.

Uzodinma Iweala is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and medical doctor. He is the CEO of The Africa Center in New York, promoting a new narrative about Africa and its diaspora through a focus on culture, policy, and business. Uzodinma is the Co-Founder of Ventures Africa magazine, a publication that covers business, policy, culture, and innovation spaces in Africa. He has written three books: Beasts of No Nation (2005), a novel also adapted into a major motion picture; Our Kind of People (2012), a nonfiction account of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria; and Speak No Evil (2018), a novel about Washington, D.C. Instagram: @uiweala.

A graduate of Yale University, Jennifer Barth has worked in publishing for thirty years, ten of which have been spent at Harper as a Vice President and Executive Editor. She edits both fiction and nonfiction; her authors include Michael Chabon, Tessa Hadley, Uzodinma Iweala, Mary Karr, Armistead Maupin, Caitlin Moran, Peggy Orenstein, and Jacqueline Winspear, among many others. She lives in Manhattan with her husband; they have a son and a daughter. Jennifer serves on the advisory board of the Bronx Academy of Letters.

Date & Time

Wed, Dec 12, 2018
6:00PM – 7:30PM EST


Oblong Books, Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572


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