Illinois Libraries Present: The Power of Story with Colson Whitehead
Program Type:Lecture Series
Enjoy a local expert discussing a topic of interest.
This is a live virtual event that you can attend over Zoom. If you would like to view it live from home, please register by clicking here: https://bit.ly/ILP_ColsonWhitehead , and they will email you a link to the Zoom event. You may also use that form to submit questions for Colson Whitehead, which they will ask if time permits.
In addition to the home viewing option, Lincoln Library will be showing the live stream on-site in our Multipurpose Room.
Kicking off our third season, we are thrilled to welcome two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author Colson Whitehead to our Illinois libraries. 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 latest 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.