The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Meet the Author

William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer authors of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (William Morrow), tell the story of how William achieved his dream of bringing electricity, light, and the promise of a better life to his family and his Malawi village. The book was a New York Times best-seller, and Kamkwamba's story was featured early in the Wall Street Journal. Since then, he has appeared on Comedy Central's The Daily Show, ABC's Good Morning America, CSPAN Book-TV, and NPR. A 2007 TED Global Fellow, he was a student in the inaugural class of the Pan-African Leadership Academy in South Africa. Kamkwamba is an accomplished speaker who has delivered an address at the 2008 World Economic Forum.


Getting to Know William