Colson Whitehead in Conversation with Library Director Diane Kresh
An Arlington Reads Signature Author Event.
Join us for a conversation with Colson Whitehead, one of the most versatile and innovative writers in contemporary literature.
From the secret lives of elevators to international poker tournaments, Whitehead takes on the marginal, the strange, and the surreal. His novel, The Underground Railroad, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and won both the 2016 National Book Award and 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, he is the recipient of both a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has taught at universities across the country.
Whitehead’s 2019 book, The Nickel Boys, is an exploration of life under Jim Crow told from the perspective of two boys in one of the country’s most notorious juvenile correction institutions, the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, located in the Florida panhandle. This meticulously researched and searing book was an instant New York Times bestseller, longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award, and nominated for The National Book Critics Circle Award.
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