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Colson Whitehead

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Colson Whitehead is the author of the novels Zone One; Sag Harbor; The Intuitionist, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award; John Henry Days, which won the Young Lions Fiction Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and Apex Hides the Hurt, winner of the PEN Oakland Award. He has also written a book of essays about his home town, The Colossus of New York. A recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship, he lives in New York City.
Non fiction
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2002) : John Henry Days
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (2016) : The Underground Railroad
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book winner (2017) : The Underground Railroad
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2017) : The Underground Railroad
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2017) : The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead recommends
Trance (2005)
Christopher Sorrentino
"TRANCE is a work of startling insight, marvelously and masterfully evoking the grim stuff of true American nightmares."
Displaced Persons (2010)
Ghita Schwarz
"A remarkable debut... A brave, brilliant, and haunting work of art."
The Ready-Made Thief (2017)
Augustus Rose
"In his highly addictive and multi-aceted first novel, Augustus Rose pits an irrepressible and gritty young heroine against a sinister group of fanatics. The Readymade Thief is a kickass debut from start to finish."
The Feral Detective (2018)
Jonathan Lethem
"A nimble and uncanny performance, brimming with Lethem's trademark verve and wit."

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