Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead was featured in the 2019 Winter Words series where he spoke about his award-winning novel, “The Underground Railroad.”

Colson Whitehead is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Whiting Writers Award. He is the author of: “The Intuitionist,” “John Henry Days,” “The Colossus of New York,” “Apex Hides the Hurt,” “Sag Harbor,” “Zone One” and “The Noble Hustle.” His most recent novel, “The Underground Railroad,” was an international and No. 1 New York Times best-seller. It won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the 2017 Hurston/Wright Award for Fiction and the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction Literature. In 2018, he was chosen as the 12th New York State Author. His next book, “The Nickel Academy,” will be published in July 2019.