Portrait of Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead is the New York Times bestselling author of The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and one collection of essays, The Colossus of New York.

His most recent novel, The Underground Railroad, won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction and was a #1 New York Times Bestseller, #1 Time Magazine Book of the Year, and the #1 Amazon Book of the Year.

A recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, he lives in New York City.

Photo: Madeline Whitehead