Erin Patrice O'Brien
Colson Whitehead is the New York Times bestselling author of Zone One, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships. He is a Harvard alumnus and has taught at many prestigious universities, including Princeton, NYU and Columbia. Whitehead has authored eight book-length works and his reviews, essays and fiction have appeared in The New York Times and The New Yorker. His latest novel, The Underground Railroad, chronicles a young slave’s trials as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.
Colson Whitehead’s appearance is made possible by a generous donation from Bonnie Mah.