Colson Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad, which in 2016 won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and the National Book Award and was named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, as well as The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and The Colossus of New York. He is also a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a recipient of the MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships. He lives in New York City.
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“A spare and devastating exploration of abuse at a reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida that is ultimately a powerful tale of human perseverance, dignity and redemption.” – The Pulitzer Prize citation for Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys Colson Whitehead has won his second Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, this time for The Nickel Boys. He
This week saw four new Penguin Random House titles added to the Hardcover Fiction Bestseller list: Sweet Tomorrows by Debbie Macomber (Random House), The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday), Smooth Operator by Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall (Putnam), and Dark Carousel by Christine Feehan (Berkley).