2010 Fall Literary Festival: Colson Whitehead, Thursday, October 28th, 6:00 p.m.Ernest F. Hollings Library Program Room
Oct 28, 2010
Colson Whitehead is the author of The Intuitionist (1999), his accomplished debut novel that received widespread and enthusiastic critical praise for its quirky and imaginative writing and complex allegories of race. The Intuitionist won the Quality Paperback Book Club's New Voices Award and was a finalist for the Ernest Hemingway/PEN Award for First Fiction. His most recent work is Sag Harbor: A Novel (2009). His other books include Apex Hides the Hurt: A Novel (2006); The Colossus of New York: A City in 13 Parts (2003); and John Henry Day (2001), which was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice book. Whitehead is also the winner of a 2000 Whiting Writer's Award and a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award in 2002. His journalism has appeared in Newsday, Spin, The Vibe, and The Village Voice.