Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Colson Whitehead is the only writer to win for consecutive books. His best-selling novels 'The Underground Railroad' and 'The Nickel Boys' addressed racial injustice with what has been described as ‘lived wit’. Also the winner of many other prestigious awards, Whitehead’s wide cultural impact was signalled when Time featured him on the cover with the strapline ‘America’s Storyteller’. He has written 11 books of fiction and non-fiction. His most recent novel Harlem Shuffle is a crime-heist set in the civil rights era, the first in a trilogy. An undisputed literary genius, he will discuss what inspires him to write with Kim Hill.
Supported by the Embassy of the United States of America.
AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL 2023, WAITUHI O TĀMAKI FRIDAY 19 MAY 2023 – 8.30-9.30PM KIRI TE KANAWA THEATRE, AOTEA CENTRE