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Imbolo Mbue Launches How Beautiful We Were with David Ebershoff

March 9, 2021 via Zoom

We celebrated the launch of Imbolo Mbue’s highly anticipated second novel How Beautiful We Were. Mbue earned wide acclaim for her debut novel, Behold the Dreamers, which was released in 2016 and won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Her new novel examines the legacy of colonialism, the desolation caused by corporate greed, and a community’s determination to hold onto its ancestral land and freedom. She was joined in conversation by David Ebershoff (The Danish Girl).

In Conversation

  • Imbolo Mbue- Photo Credit Kiriko Sano

    Imbolo Mbue

    Imbolo Mbue

    Imbolo Mbue is the author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. The novel has been translated into eleven languages, adapted into an opera and a stage play, and optioned for a miniseries. A native of Limbe, Cameroon, and a graduate of Rutgers and Columbia Universities, Imbolo Mbue lives in New York City.

    Photo credit: Kiriko Sano

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    David Ebershoff

    David Ebershoff

    David Ebershoff is the author of The Danish Girl, which was adapted into an Oscar-winning film, and the #1 bestseller The 19th Wife. He is Vice President & Executive Editor at Hogarth and Random House, and edited Imbolo Mbue’s award-winning debut novel, Behold the Dreamers.