Sunday, February 05, 2012

Colson Whitehead

At the wrap-up meeting, someone expressed interest in having Colson Whitehead as a Visiting Writer. Can't remember who it was, so I thought I'd just post this here. Whitehead is reading at Yale, well... tomorrow...

Colson Whitehead
Reading: Monday, February 6, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.
Reception to follow. Free & open to the public
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street

Colson Whitehead is the author of the novels The Intuitionist (1999), a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award; John Henry Days (2001), which won the Young Lions Fiction Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Apex Hides the Hurt (2006), which won the PEN/Oakland award; Sag Harbor (2009), a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner; and, most recently, Zone One (2011), a zombie novel set in Manhattan. He has also written a book of essays about his hometown, The Colossus of New York (2003), and his reviews, essays, and fiction have appeared in a number of publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper's, and A recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and a MacArthur Fellowship, Whitehead lives in Brooklyn, and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton.

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