Author of The Underground Railroad, winner of Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Carnegie Medal for Fiction, and a #1 New York Times Bestseller
Colson Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad, a winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His latest book is The Nickel Boys, published in July, 2019. Mr. Whitehead is also the author of 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.
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.
Mr. Whitehead has taught at the University of Houston, Columbia University, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, New York University, Princeton University, and Wesleyan University, and has been a Writer-in-Residence at Vassar College, the University of Richmond, and the University of Wyoming. He lives in New York City.