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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.
 

Genres: Historical, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Horror
 
Series
Ray Carney
   1. Harlem Shuffle (2021)
   2. Crook Manifesto (2023)
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Novels
   The Intuitionist (1998)
   John Henry Days (2001)
   Apex Hides the Hurt (2006)
   Sag Harbor (2009)
   Zone One (2011)
   The Underground Railroad (2016)
   The Nickel Boys (2019)
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Collections
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Non fiction
   The Noble Hustle (2014)
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Colson Whitehead recommends
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The Carnivale of Curiosities (2023)
Amiee Gibbs
"A wonderfully imagined and fiendishly clever debut."
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The Light Pirate (2022)
Lily Brooks-Dalton
"Lily Brooks-Dalton is an uncanny chronicler of desolate spaces, whether it's the cold expanse of the universe or the deepest recesses of the human heart."
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Liberation Day (2022)
George Saunders
"A true artist charting hidden creative territory."

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Anthologies containing stories by Colson Whitehead
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The Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2022 (2022)
Best Crime Stories of the Year Volume 2

(Best Mystery Stories of the Year, book 2)
edited by
Sara Paretsky and Otto Penzler
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Central Park (2012)
An Anthology
edited by
Andrew Blauner

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