Kicking off our third season, we are thrilled to welcome two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author Colson Whitehead, The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad, The Nickel Boys, Harlem Shuffle, and many others. Whitehead is only the fourth writer to win two Pulitzers in the Fiction category. His highly anticipated latest novel, Crook Manifesto, is a darkly funny tale of a city under siege, but also a sneakily searching portrait of the meaning of family.
His reviews, essays, and fiction have appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Harper’s and Granta. Whitehead has received a MacArthur Fellowship and Guggenheim Fellowship and the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, among others. He has taught extensively, including at Columbia University, Princeton University, and Brooklyn College, and has been a Writer-in-Residence at Vassar College, the University of Richmond, and University of Wyoming. He lives in New York City.
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