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9/17/2016 at 10:39 a.m.
Moonlight Team Is Adapting Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad Into a Limited Series
This is bound to be brilliant.
By Devon Ivie
9/15/2016 at 10:47 a.m.
Here’s the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction Long List
Colson Whitehead is a first-time nominee for
The Underground Railroad.
By Dee Lockett
9/13/2016 at 3:34 p.m.
How Pyrotechnic Comic Novelist Colson Whitehead Found His Way to the Grim, Measured
The novel is a major departure for him.
By Christian Lorentzen
8/14/2016 at 9:00 p.m.
In Conversation With Colson Whitehead
The author of
The Underground Railroad on Oprah’s endorsement, avoiding clichés of the "Southern Novel of Black Misery," and whether maturity means never having to be funny again.
By Boris Kachka
8/2/2016 at 10:40 a.m.
Underground Railroad Lands Oprah Endorsement, Cements Status As Fall’s Most Buzzworthy Book
And will also be excerpted in the New York
By Nate Jones
11/29/2012 at 1:10 p.m.
Why TV Apocalypses Are Really Wish-Fulfillment Fables
Sure, there are zombies and militias on
The Walking Dead and Revolution, but life is so simple.
By Heather Havrilesky
10/18/2011 at 5:00 p.m.
Colson Whitehead on His Zombie Novel, Growing Up on Horror Films, and Turning His Book Into a Movie
"The problem with movie options is that you say yes, and then you realize that whatever happened is not your vision."
By Jennifer Vineyard
8/15/2011 at 12:55 p.m.
Read the First Section of Colson Whitehead’s
The "zombie novel" is out October 18.
By Amanda Dobbins
8/12/2009 at 4:25 p.m.
Colson Whitehead Learned to Drive on the West Side Highway
The author fills out our patented New York questionnaire.
By Vanita Salisbury
1/16/2009 at 12:38 p.m.
James Wood Spoofed
Colson Whitehead parodies 'How Fiction Works' in the new 'Harper's.'
By Lane Brown
1/12/2007 at 9:00 a.m.
Novelist Colson Whitehead Is a Big Fan of Meat Inside Dough
Colson Whitehead, author of John Henry Days, The Colossus of New York, and Apex Hides the Hurt, is currently holed up in the bistros of his neighborhood, Fort Greene, at work on his next novel, which is about a teenager who subsists on TV dinners and toils at an ice-cream parlor (the novelist's traumatic summers in a Hamptons scoop shop are documented in his New York Times essay " Eat Memory, I Scream"). Readers familiar with Whitehead’s odes to cocktail-party buffets in The Intuitionist already know that food inspires him. “The adjectives I use when I write about food come from a different place,” he says. So what has he been eating lately?