Colson Whitehead


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Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017

colson whitehead posing in forest

Colson Whitehead is the author of six novels, including the number one New York Times best-seller The Underground Railroad, for which he received the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction; John Henry Days, for which he received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award; and Apex Hides the Hurt, for which he received the PEN/Oakland Award. His reviews, essays and fiction have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The New YorkerNew York MagazineHarper’s and Granta. Whitehead is a past recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship.

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