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Colson Whitehead

Brooklyn, NY
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THE NICKEL BOYS is my latest book. It is now out in paperback. There is information about it here. The New Yorker has a chapter here. And this is a nice review. 

THE NICKEL BOYS won the Pulitzer Prize, which is pretty nutty, the Kirkus Prize for Fiction, and the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction. It was a New York Times Bestseller, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the National Book Award.

In other news, Barry Jenkins' adaptation of THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD is now out on Amazon Prime Video. 

And - I have finished writing a new novel. HARLEM SHUFFLE will be published in the fall of 2021. 

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