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Colson Whitehead

Thursday, September 26, 2019
4:30pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium

The Africana Studies Institute is hosting #1 bestselling author Colson Whitehead.

Colson Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad (an Oprah’s Book Club selection and winner of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize), 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. He was named New York’s 11th State Author in 2018. His next book, The Nickel Boys, is set for release in July 2019. Colson 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 and Writers, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for John Henry Days. He has taught at the University of Houston, Columbia University, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, New York University, Princeton University, Wesleyan University, and been a Writer-in-Residence at Vassar College, the University of Richmond, and the University of Wyoming. He lives in New York City.

This event is cosponsored by the Provost's Office, the Humanities Institute, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of History, the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program


Africana Studies Institute,

Africana Studies Institute (primary), Connecticut Writing Project, English Department, History Department, Humanities Institute, Provost Office, UConn Master Calendar

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