Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead is the author of the novels 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, a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the PEN Oakland Award. He has also written a book of essays about his hometown, The Colossus of New York. A recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and a MacArthur Fellowship, he lives in Brooklyn.

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“Harlem Shuffle, a captivating crime novel from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead, renders 1960s Harlem in vivid and evocative detail, simmering with

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“utterly engrossing, funny, at times, suspenseful, flawlessly constructed, moving, and absolutely brilliant.”

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Colson Whitehead is one of a few writers who understand New York.