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The Power of Story with Colson Whitehead


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VIRTUAL: The Power of Story with Colson Whitehead


Wednesday, September 6, 2023 from 7:00pm  -  8:00 PM Central time


Zoom Event

Event Description

 ILP, Illinois Libraries Present,  kicks off their third season with two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author Colson Whitehead. The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad, The Nickel Boys, The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and a collection of essays, Whitehead is only the fourth writer to win two Pulitzers in the Fiction category (for Underground Railroad in 2018 and The Nickel Boys in 2020). His bestselling novel, Harlem Shuffle, was published in 2021.

His reviews, essays, and fiction have appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Harper’s and Granta. Whitehead has received a MacArthur Fellowship and Guggenheim Fellowship, the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, among many others. He has taught at 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 University of Wyoming. He lives in New York City.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library. 

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