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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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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The bestseller ‘Black Boy Joy’ highlights the bright but overlooked experiences of Black boyhood

This anthology by Kwame Mbalia is comprised of stories that have always existed but rarely get told. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-09-21 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Macmillan Learning Announces Winners of First Annual “Black History, Black Stories” Contest

The contest was created by Macmillan Learning "to elevate Black voices in education and in recognition of the fight for social justice inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The History of the United States According to Colson Whitehead

Since the publication of his first novel in 1999, Colson Whitehead has become one of the most lauded, prized, taught, and studied American novelists writing today. Winner of the National Book Award, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize (the only writer apart from William Faulkner and John... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-11-21 09:40:53 UTC ]
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The exceptional stories in ‘On Girlhood’ explore the realities of growing up Black and female

‘On Girlhood,’ edited by Glory Edim, pulls together the work of Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and more. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-12-23 12:00:13 UTC ]
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The Book Biz Learns to Embrace Our Diverse Reality

Publishers and editors discuss their efforts to broaden their lists to reach those in underrepresented communities. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-19 05:00:00 UTC ]
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With ‘Harlem Shuffle,’ Colson Whitehead proves once again that he’s a master of reinvention

Perhaps it was only a matter of time before he drove down 125th Street in his native New York City to deliver a wry crime novel. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-09-14 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Colson Whitehead on the Unifying Theme of His Novels

With Harlem Shuffle, the Underground Railroad author moves from heavy historical fiction to a heist, but he’s still just doing his weird thing. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2021-09-12 09:40:00 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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