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Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead is a New York-based novelist. He is the author of six novels, including his debut work, the 1999 novel 'The Intuitionist', and National Book Award ' The Underground Railroad' , for which he won the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Colson Whitehead has four videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2002 Forum. The year with the most videos was 2016 with two videos.

Appearances by Title:Author Videos: 4

Recent Appearances

  • <em>The Underground Railroad</em>

    The Underground Railroad

    Colson Whitehead talked about his novel, The Underground Railroad, that re-imagines the Underground Railroad. His book won…

  • 2016 National Book Awards

    2016 National Book Awards

    Book TV’s coverage of the 67th annual National Book Awards included the presentation of awards for non-fiction, fiction, poetry,…

  • Readings Against Torture and Arbitrary Detention

    Readings Against Torture and Arbitrary Detention

    PEN American Center’s second “State of Emergency: Unconventional Readings” event called “Readings Against Torture, Arbitrary…

  • Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

    Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

    As part of an ongoing series on American writers, first lady Laura Bush hosted the White House Symposium on Harlem…

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