I'm the author of the novels Zone One; Sag Harbor; The Intuitionist, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award; John Henry Days, which won the Young Lions Fiction Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and Apex Hides the Hurt, winner of the PEN Oakland Award. I've also written a book of essays about my home town, The Colossus of New York, and a non-fiction account of the 2011 World Series of Poker called The Noble Hustle. A recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship, I live in New York City.
My latest book, The Underground Railroad, is an Oprah's Book Club pick.
Colson Whitehead is the author of books: The Nickel Boys, The Underground Railroad, Zone One, The Intuitionist, Sag Harbor, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, The Colossus of New York, The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death, Electric Literature Aloud! 10 Short Stories from America's Best Writers