Colson Whitehead

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Colson Whitehead


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in New York City, New York, The United States
January 01, 1969

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Colson Whitehead was born in 1969, and was raised in Manhattan. After graduating from Harvard College, he started working at the Village Voice, where he wrote reviews of television, books, and music.

His first novel, The Intuitionist, concerned intrigue in the Department of Elevator Inspectors, and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway and a winner of the Quality Paperback Book Club's New Voices Award.

John Henry Days followed in 2001, an investigation of the steel-driving man of American folklore. It was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Fiction Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. The novel received the Young Lions Fiction Award and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.

The Colossus of New York is a book of essay
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Average rating: 3.42 · 26,509 ratings · 4,365 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
Zone One

3.24 avg rating — 11,976 ratings — published 2010 — 26 editions
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The Intuitionist

3.72 avg rating — 4,641 ratings — published 1999 — 20 editions
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Sag Harbor

3.35 avg rating — 3,793 ratings — published 2009 — 20 editions
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John Henry Days

3.65 avg rating — 1,436 ratings — published 2001 — 17 editions
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Apex Hides the Hurt

3.42 avg rating — 1,418 ratings — published 2006 — 20 editions
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The Noble Hustle: Poker, Be...

3.28 avg rating — 1,150 ratings — published 2014 — 9 editions
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The Colossus of New York

3.63 avg rating — 1,023 ratings — published 2003 — 14 editions
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The Underground Railroad

4.49 avg rating — 146 ratings — expected publication 2016 — 7 editions
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3.87 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Get Your War on

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4.30 avg rating — 446 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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“We never see other people anyway, only the monsters we make of them.”
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