In Colson Whitehead’s ‘The Nickel Boys,’ an idealistic black teen learns a harsh reality

No surreal elements disrupt the grim progress of this follow-up to “The Underground Railroad.” Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-07-09 16:10:36 UTC ]
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Colson Whitehead Talks About ‘The Nickel Boys’

The Pulitzer Prize winner discusses his new novel, and Jon Gertner talks about “The Ice at the End of the World.” Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-07-19 19:27:58 UTC ]
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Whitehead wins second Pulitzer with Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead has won the Pulitzer Prize for the second time, with his novel The Nickel Boys (Fleet). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-05 11:43:37 UTC ]
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Colson Whitehead is the youngest writer to win the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

It’s been quite a year for Colson Whitehead! First, he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction (again) and then he received the Orwell Prize for political fiction. And now the Library of Congress is honoring him with their lifetime achievement prize. (Previous recipients include Toni Morrison, Denis... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-14 15:56:24 UTC ]
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Colson Whitehead Awarded 2020 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

The annual Prize for American Fiction, one of the LoC's most prestigious awards, honors an American literary writer "whose body of work is distinguished not only for its mastery of the art but also for its originality of thought and imagination." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Kate Clanchy and Colson Whitehead win Orwell Prizes

Kate Clanchy and Colson Whitehead have won this year's £3,000 Orwell Prizes for Political Writing and Political Fiction.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-08 18:45:32 UTC ]
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THE NICKEL BOYS Book Club Questions and Reading Guide

Check out our THE NICKEL BOYS book club questions and discussion summary to help you prepare for your next book club discussion. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-05-11 10:35:51 UTC ]
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Colson Whitehead and This American Life among Pulitzer 2020 winners

Author wins fiction prize for The Nickel Boys while the first ever prize for audio reporting goes to an episode of the hit podcastColson Whitehead, This American Life and writers from the New York Times are among this year’s Pulitzer prize winners.During an online, at-home video, the Pulitzer... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-04 20:00:59 UTC ]
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Ronan Farrow, Emily Bazelon and Colson Whitehead among L.A. Times Book Prize finalists

The 2019 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes honor crime novelist Walter Mosley for lifetime achievement. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-02-19 14:00:25 UTC ]
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The Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist includes Colson Whitehead, Laila Lalami, and more.

Aspen Words has announced the longlist for the 2020 Aspen Words Literary Prize, a $35,000 award given to a work of fiction that “illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture.” The longlist includes sixteen books: twelve... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-14 17:00:04 UTC ]
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Author Profile: Colson Whitehead

A lauded but not very lucrative writing career was turned on its head for Colson Whitehead, after Pulitzer and National Book Award wins put his name in lights. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-16 17:16:59 UTC ]
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Laila Lalami, Colson Whitehead among National Book Award fiction nominees

10 novelists make the National Book Awards fiction longlist: Laila Lalami, Colson Whitehead, Ocean Vuong, Julia Phillips and more. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-09-20 18:20:50 UTC ]
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BookExpo's Librarians' Lounge 2019: Learn More about Move Books’ Efforts to Get Boys Reading

On Thursday, May 30, from 9:00-9:30 a.m. join Move Books in the Librarians' Lounge (booth 557) to learn about the books that will hook boys on reading. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Piatkus to publish book on sex and consent for teen boys

Piatkus has acquired a "trailblazing" book about sex and consent for teenage boys in wake of the #MeToo movement. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fleet to publish 'devastating' new novel from Colson Whitehead

Little, Brown imprint Fleet is publishing a "devastating" new novel from Colson Whitehead next summer called The Nickel Boys. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2017: Colson Whitehead, Matthew Desmond Honored with Carnegie Medals

At a June 24 reception at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Matthew Desmond and Colson Whitehead accepted their Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Colson Whitehead wins the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for 'The Underground Railroad'

Colson Whitehead won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in fiction Monday for “The Underground Railroad.” It caps a sweep of accolades that the book has received since its publication by Doubleday in August 2016, including winning the National Book Award in November and being selected by Oprah Winfrey for... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Midwinter 2017: Colson Whitehead, Matthew Desmond Win ALA Carnegie Medals

The selections were announced on Sunday, January 22, at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, with an official award ceremony to come this summer, at the ALA annual conference, set for Chicago. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Colson Whitehead wins for fiction at the National Book Awards

In a year plagued by racial tensions, Colson Whitehead took the National Book Award for fiction for his novel "The Underground Railroad," a visceral and creative imagining of a female slave's escape from slavery. Although it takes years to write a book and bring it to publication, the National... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-11-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Colson Whitehead Wins National Book Award for ‘The Underground Railroad’

The author Colson Whitehead won the National Book Award for fiction this year for his novel “The Underground Railroad.” Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2016-11-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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