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Colson Whitehead

COLSON WHITEHEAD is the New York Times bestselling author of The Noble Hustle,Zone OneSag HarborThe IntuitionistJohn Henry DaysApex Hides the Hurt, and one collection of essays, The Colossus of New York. A Pulitzer Prize finalist and a recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, he lives in New York City.

Colson Whitehead is available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau at speakers@penguinrandomhouse.com or visit www.prhspeakers.com.  

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The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)
Written by Colson Whitehead
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | August 2016
$27.00/36.00(Canada) | 978-1-5247-3630-9 (1-5247-3630-9)

The National Book Award Winner and #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all... Read more






The Underground Railroad (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club)
Written by Colson Whitehead
Doubleday | Hardcover | August 2016
$26.95/34.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-54236-4 (0-385-54236-4)

The National Book Award Winner and #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all... Read more






The Noble Hustle
Written by Colson Whitehead
Anchor | Trade Paperback | March 2015
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-80433-4 (0-345-80433-3)

From the bestselling author of The Underground Railroad
An NPR Best Book of the Year


In 2011, Grantland magazine gave bestselling novelist Colson Whitehead $10,000 to play at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. It was the assignment of a lifetime, except for one hitch—he’d never played in a casino tournament before...

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The Noble Hustle
Written by Colson Whitehead
Doubleday | Hardcover | May 2014
$24.95/27.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-53705-6 (0-385-53705-0)

The Noble Hustle is Pulitzer finalist Colson Whitehead’s hilarious memoir of his search for meaning at high stakes poker tables, which the author describes as “Eat, Pray, Love for depressed shut-ins.”
 
 
On one level, The Noble Hustle is a familiar species of participatory journalism--a longtime neighborhood poker player, Whitehead was given a...

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Zone One
Written by Colson Whitehead
Anchor | Trade Paperback | July 2012
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-45517-8 (0-307-45517-3)

From the bestselling author of The Underground Railroad

A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. After the worst of the plague is over, armed forces stationed in Chinatown’s Fort Wonton have successfully reclaimed the island south of Canal...

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Zone One
Written by Colson Whitehead
Doubleday | Hardcover | October 2011
$25.95/29.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-52807-8 (0-385-52807-8)

In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead.

Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuild­ing civilization under orders from the provisional govern­ment... Read more






Sag Harbor
Written by Colson Whitehead
Anchor | Trade Paperback | June 2010
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-45516-1 (0-307-45516-5)

From the bestselling author of The Underground Railroad: a tender, hilarious, and supremely original novel about coming-of-age in the 80s.
 
Benji Cooper is one of the few black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. But every summer, Benji escapes to the Hamptons, to Sag Harbor, where a small community of African... Read more






Apex Hides the Hurt
Written by Colson Whitehead
Anchor | Trade Paperback | January 2007
$15.95/21.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3126-9 (1-4000-3126-5)

This New York Times Notable Book from the bestselling author of The Underground Railroad is a brisk, comic tour de force about identity, history, and the adhesive bandage industry.

The town of Winthrop has decided it needs a new name. The resident software millionaire wants to call it New Prospera; the mayor wants to...

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The Colossus of New York
Written by Colson Whitehead
Anchor | Trade Paperback | October 2004
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3124-5 (1-4000-3124-9)

In a dazzlingly original work of nonfiction, the award-winning, bestselling author of The Underground Railroad recreates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the heartbreak of New York. Here is a literary love song that will entrance anyone who has lived in—or spent time—in the greatest of American cities.

A masterful... Read more






John Henry Days
Written by Colson Whitehead
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2002
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-49820-3 (0-385-49820-9)

From the bestselling author of The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead’s eagerly awaited and triumphantly acclaimed new novel is on one level a multifaceted retelling of the story of John Henry, the black steel-driver who died outracing a machine designed to replace him. On another level it’s the story of a disaffected, middle-aged black... Read more






The Intuitionist
Written by Colson Whitehead
Anchor | Trade Paperback | January 2000
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-49300-0 (0-385-49300-2)

This debut novel by the author of The Underground Railroad wowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut of an important American writer.

It is a time of calamity in a major metropolitan city's Department of Elevator Inspectors, and Lila Mae Watson, the first black female elevator inspector in the history... Read more





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