Biography of Colson Whitehead

Born and currently residing in New York City, Colson Whitehead earned his B.A. from Harvard and began writing reviews of books, films, and music for the Village Voice. His novels and nonfiction works, beginning with The Intuitionist in 1999 up until The Underground Railroad in 2016, have earned him numerous prestigious literary awards and fellowships, including the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, and a MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowship. He also writes for the New York Times and the New Yorker, among other publications. His forthcoming novel, The Novel Boys, will be published in July 2019.


Study Guides on Works by Colson Whitehead

Sag Harbor is the fourth novel by highly-regarded writer Colson Whitehead and represents something of a departure from his previous works in both tone, style and subject matter. The story is a semi-autobiographical account of an African-America...

Pulitzer-nominee Colson Whitehead's Zone One tells the story of a ferocious virus that laid waste to civilization, killing many but also turning the infected into wildy dangerous zombies. Yet Zone One doesn't deliver the story of the outbreak of...