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Great Writers, Great Readings

Colson Whitehead

16th Annual Great Writers, Great Readings Series – Fall 2019

Wednesday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m.
The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue, South Campus
Admission to Great Writers, Great Readings events is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 516-463-5669.

Colson Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad (an Oprah’s Book Club selection and winner of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize), The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and one collection of essays, The Colossus of New York. His latest novel, The Nickel Boys, will be published in July 2019. He was named New York’s 11th State Author in 2018.

Mr. Whitehead’s reviews, essays, and fiction have appeared in a number of publications, such as the New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Harper’s and Granta.

He has received a MacArthur Fellowship, A Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, the Dos Passos Prize, a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars and W+riters, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for John Henry Days.

He has taught at the University of Houston, Columbia University, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, New York University, Princeton University, Wesleyan University, and been a Writer-in-Residence at Vassar College, the University of Richmond, and the University of Wyoming.