Colson Whitehead at the NYS Writers Institute in 2002

Colson Whitehead at the NYS Writers Institute in 2002

Colson Whitehead, prize-winning fiction writer, is the author most recently of Zone One (2011), a post-apocalyptic zombie horror novel set in Manhattan. Publishers Weekly praised the book as a “…smart, funny, pop culture-filled tale…with a fresh take on disasters both natural and not that keep a stranglehold on our fears and dreams.” Winner of a MacArthur Fellowship and the Whiting Writers’ Award, Whitehead is also the author of Sag Harbor (2009), a tale set in a wealthy Black summer community on Long Island; Apex Hides the Hurt (2006), a satirical novel about marketing to Black consumers; The Colossus of New York (2003), a collection of lyrical essays about New York City; and John Henry Days (2001), winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award.

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