UNCG 125th Anniversary Lecture: Colson Whitehead

Feb 8, 8pm - 9:30pm

UNCG 125th Anniversary Lecture: Colson Whitehead photo

Location: School of Music Recital Hall. Free.



Colson Whitehead is author of The Underground Railroad (2016), winner of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and the Carnegie Medal for Fiction, and a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. Whitehead will share insight into his creative process and the complexities of revisiting and writing about slavery. His talk coincides with UNCG’s celebration of Black History Month. 

Whitehead’s essays, reviews, and fiction have appeared in publications, such as the New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Harper’s and Granta. He has received a MacArthur Fellowship, A Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, the Dos Passos Prize, a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for John Henry Days (2001). He has taught at the 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 the University of Wyoming. 

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