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Colson Whitehead

April 6 @ 8:00 pm

(A mural shows people dancing, a community swirled in color in Harlem, N.Y. Creative Commons courtesy photo
Photo by Art Bromage

Colson Whitehead, one of the leading fiction writers of his generation and the only author to win the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for two consecutive works, will give a virtual reading at the 80th annual McKinney Writing Contest Awards with U Albany.

He 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 Nickel Boys (winner of the 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.

His newest novel, Harlem Shuffle, was published in 2021. He is He was named New York’s State Author (2018-2021) by proclamation of the governor, under the auspices of the New York State Writers Institute.

Sponsored by Rensselaer’s Union; Annual McKinney Writing Contest and Reading; and School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; UAlbany’s Department of English; English Graduate Student Organization; Barzakh; and the NYS Writers Institute.

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Date:
April 6
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8:00 pm
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University of Albany
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY
518-442-5620

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