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Colson Whitehead
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... show more



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, and a non-fiction account of the 2011 World Series of Poker called The Noble Hustle. A recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship, he lives in New York City.His latest, The Underground Railroad, is an Oprah's Book Club pick.

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Birth date: January 01, 1969
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Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 7 months ago
Honestly not much to say besides this book stayed heartbreaking from beginning to end. Whitehead does so much with the language while reading this book you may end up cringing at times. Seeing how boys who were unlucky enough to be sent to the Nickel Academy (white and black) were treated by suppose...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 1 year ago
I listened to this novel as I painted our fence in the backyard. This small, section of fence should have taken just a few hours but when I finally made my way back inside, I realized that my morning was gone and I was working into the afternoon. I know for a fact that I’d stopped a few times while ...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 1 year ago
Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead, author; Bahni Turpin, narrator Nickel Boys is based on a reform school, Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, which truly existed in Florida. So, although this is a novel, a work of fiction, the terribly brutal behavior was common practice, the racism and the inequity, and...
Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it 1 year ago
I thank NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for providing me an ARC copy of this book, which I freely chose to review. In brief, this is an extraordinary book. Beautifully written, haunting, it vividly portrays and era and a place (the early 1960s in Florida), and illustrates the very best and...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 1 year ago
It was a strange feeling to be in the middle of reading this book when the events of this past weekend occurred (the shooting in El Paso and Dayton respectively). It's an excellent book, but the term happy reading is not one that you would apply to it. Therefore, if you are having a tough summer but...
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