Creative Writing Past Faculty

Colson Whitehead

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Colson Whitehead is the author of the novels The Intuitionist, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award; John Henry Days, which won the Young Lions Fiction Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and Apex Hides the Hurt, which won the PEN/Oakland award. He has also written a book of essays about his home town, The Colossus of New York. His most recent novel, Sag Harbor, was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner. Whitehead’s reviews, essays, and fiction have appeared in a number of publications, such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper's and Granta. A recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and a MacArthur Fellowship, he lives in Brooklyn.

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